India’s coronavirus cases near 1.50 lakh, 146 deaths in 24 hours

Total number of cases in India crossed 1.45 lakh on Tuesday. The country recorded more than 6,000 new Covid-19 cases, and over 146 deaths in the last 24 hours.

With 52,667 confirmed cases of COVID-19 so far, Maharashtra remains the worst-affected state in the country, followed by Tamil Nadu (17,082) and Gujarat (14,460).

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases in India have risen to 1,45,380, according to the latest update from the Union Health Ministry. The toll in India due to the novel coronavirus pandemic has risen to 4,167 with 80,722 active cases, 60,491 cured/discharged patients so far.

ICMR is sitting on a proposal for a clinical trial of an affordable and time-tested anti-inflammatory arthritis drug that has the potential to prevent thousands of deaths due to Covid-19. Indomethacin has been used to prevent cytokine storm – an abnormal immune reaction that kills Covid-19 patients – in people with other health conditions.

Today is the sixty-third day of India’s nationwide lockdown, meant to curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. Domestic passenger flights resumed yesterday after two months.

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in India stand at 1,45,380. The death toll from the outbreak in India is at 4,167. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Delhi have reported the highest number of cases.

Day One saw 532 flights operate, ferrying 39,231 passengers to various destinations. While many of these flights had rows of empty seats, thousands of flyers were left agonising over roughly the same number of flight cancellations.