India’s Covid-19 count nears 2 lakh, 8392 cases in 1 day

Coronavirus cases in India have risen to 190,535 with 8392 new cases on today. The toll has risen to 5,394 with recoveries are at 91,818 and active cases are now at 93,322, according to the latest bulletin by the health ministry.

Today is the sixty-ninth day of India’s nationwide lockdown, meant to curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Centre has extended the lockdown, now called ‘Unlock 1’, till June 30. The Home Ministry has put out a detailed list of activities that will be allowed to resume in a phased manner over the next month.

As many as 8,392 new COVID-19 cases and 230 deaths were reported in India in the last 24 hours, according to the data from the Union Health Ministry.

With the Centre seeking to underline the reduced footprint of the unprecedented lockdown in force since March 25, its strategy revolves around localised lockdowns leaving it to states to decide where, how and to what extent to lift the shutdown as the number of Covid-19 cases varied from state to state.

With 19,844 confirmed novel coronavirus cases, Delhi remains the third most-affected region in the country. According to the latest data from the Union Health Ministry, the national capital has reported 473 COVID-19 deaths so far. As many as 8,478 patients have recovered.

With 67,655 confirmed novel coronavirus cases, Maharashtra remains the worst-affected state in the country. According to the latest data from the Union Health Ministry, the state has reported 2,286 COVID-19 deaths so far. As many as 29,329 patients have recovered.

Mahanagari Express, the first train among 200 special trains, departed on Monday from Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus for Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.The ministry of railways (MoR) after consultation with ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW) and ministry of home affairs (MHA) had earlier announced that train services shall be further partially restored with effect from June 1.