India's Covid-19 cases cross 100,000 mark

Wednesday 20th May 2020 05:34 EDT

The Covid-19 cases in India crossed 100,000 mark on Tuesday with more people testing positive for the deadly virus in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and other states, even as a much-relaxed fourth phase of the lockdown began with several relaxations. The total number of cases now stood at 110,139 and death toll touches 3,310 figure.

With an aim to reboot numerous locked down economic activities, authorities across the country ordered reopening of markets, intra-state transport services and even of barbershops and salons in some states, barring in containment zones. However, schools, colleges, theatres, malls and religious gatherings are among those that would remain shut down, at least till May 31. India has been under lockdown since March 25, which was first supposed to be for 21 days or till April 14, but was later extended till May 3, then further till May 17 and now for another two weeks till May 31.

Maharashtra: Number of positive infections increased to 37,136 with 2,127 new cases. 76 new deaths took the toll to 1,325.

Uttar Pradesh: 323 new positive cases were reported on Tuesday, taking the total number of positive cases to 4,926. The death toll stands at 135.

Rajasthan: The total number of Covid cases in the state has increased to 5,845. There were record 338 confirmed cases on Tuesday in the state. Five new deaths took the death count to 143.

Tamil Nadu: The state reported 601 more infections and 3 deaths on Tuesday. The total number of cases in the state is now at 12,448, including 7,466 active cases and 84 deaths.

Gujarat: With 395 new positive cases reported in the last 24 hours, the total number of cases in the state stand at 12,141, including 5,043 cured/discharged and 719 deaths.

Jammu and Kashmir: With 28 fresh positive cases reported on Tuesday; 22 from Kashmir division and 6 from Jammu division, the total number of positive cases stand at 1,317 including 653 active cases.

West Bengal: The total number of Covid cases in the state reached 2,825with 244 deaths.

Assam: With 13 new COVID-19 confirmed cases detected from Sarusajai Quarantine Centre, the total number of cases jumped to 154.

Haryana: With 36 confirmed cases reported on Tuesday, total number of positive cases in the state rise to 964, including 627 discharges and 14 deaths.

Punjab: With 22 new positive cases reported on Tuesday, the total number of positive cases rise to 2,002 cases, including 322 active cases, 1,642 cured, and 38 deaths.

Karnataka: Record 149 cases were reported on Tuesday. Total active cases 811. Total discharges 543. Total deaths - 41. Total positive cases - 1,395.

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