COVID cases cross 1.6 lakh mark in India; death toll rises to 4,700

COVID cases cross 1.6 lakh mark in India; death toll rises to 4,700

India’s COVID-19 count has crossed 1.6 lakh mark to reach 1,66,056  with the newly confirmed 6566 cases in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of cases under active medical supervision in the country rose to 89,987.  The infection has killed 4,706 patients so far, while 71,105 people has recovered.

With new cases rising exponentially and death rates marking nearly a quarter of the total COVID related deaths in the country, the state of Maharashtra, and in particular its biggest city, Mumbai, has emerged as the centre of India’s coronavirus outbreak. The state saw a total of 56,948 cases, and 1,897 deaths so far. The state presently has 37,133 active cases.

Tamil Nadu, the second most affected state in India, reported a total of 18,545 cases, followed by Delhi at 15257 cases, adding yesterday’s 1,024 newly confirmed cases. 
Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 cases reported in Kerala, a state which had previously effectively controlled the infection, crossed 1,000 on Thursday touching 1,004. The state witnessed 445 new cases in the last 14 days after the influx of its natives from other states and foreign countries.

Out of the 6 lakh non-Kerala residents who had applied online for returning to the state till now, 1.05 lakh, from both abroad and other states have returned till May 27. Kerala also has facilitated in the movement of 70,137 migrant workers back to their states via trains and has around 4,34,280 labourers sheltered in 21,556 camps, the state reportedly stated to the HC.