As the number of cases of the novel coronavirus across the globe has crossed the 1.43 million mark and registered a global death toll of 82119, in India the number of cases has crossed 5,000 rising the death toll to 165 on Wednesday, reports TOI.
The coronavirus death toll in India rose to 124 and the number of cases surged to 4,789, with an increase of 508 cases as on Tuesday, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. 353 patients have recovered from the viral disease so far, while 124 deaths have been reported.
With 868 cases, Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected state in the country followed by Tamil Nadu which has reported 621 cases.
New cases were reported on Tuesday from Delhi, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Haryana, Kerala, Jammu & Kashmir, Gujarat, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu among other states, while Maharashtra reported at least 150 more testing positive to take the state’s tally to 1,018.
The numbers continue to surge amid brisk discussions taking place across the country regarding the possible extension of the 21-day lockdown beyond April 14 as several states announced plans to increase the number of testing infrastructure and cluster containment facility in areas identified as hotspots of the outbreak.
The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country include 66 foreign nationals. Nearly 1.1 lakh tests have been conducted so far in the country.