New Delhi: Corona patients are steadily decreasing in the country. However, the spread of infection is now visible in the southern states. Cases are decreasing in the northern and central areas of the country. On Friday, 3.26 lakh new cases were reported across the country. The highest number of infections was confirmed in 41,779 in Karnataka, 39,923 in Maharashtra, 34,694 in Kerala and 31,892 in Tamil Nadu. Number five was Bengal, where so far a record 20,846 cases were found in a single day.
Lockdown extended in Kerala till May 23
The state government has extended the lockdown till May 23, in view of the ever increasing corona cases in Kerala. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Friday that triple lockdown will be imposed in Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Thrissur and Malappuram. Here the positivity rate is quite high. Vijayan said that 34,694 new cases have been reported in the state in the last 24 hours. There were also 93 deaths. The positivity rate in the state remains very high. Therefore, the government has decided to increase the total lockdown.
Lowest case in Delhi after April 10
On Friday, 8,506 new cases of Corona were found in Delhi. This is the lowest number of patients found on a single day after April 10. Here the positivity rate has also come down to 12.40%. There have also been 289 deaths during this period. On Thursday, 10489 cases were found here. From April 17 to May 2, there were 20 to 25 thousand consecutive cases. Since then, new cases have been declining.
Nearly 3.26 lakh patients were found in the country in 24 hours
In the last 24 hours, 3 lakh 26 thousand 014 corona infected were identified in the country, while 3 lakh 52 thousand 850 were cured and 3,876 patients died. This is the fourth time this month when new patients have recovered more. The maximum number of active cases in Corona’s second wave, ie the number of patients undergoing treatment, was 37.41 lakh on May 9, which has now come down to 36 lakh. The number of cured corona patients in the country has exceeded 2.04 crore.
Corona epidemic statistics in the country
Total new cases came in last 24 hours: 3.26 lakh
Total deaths in last 24 hours: 3,876
Total recovered in last 24 hours: 3,52,850
Total infected so far: 2.43 crores
Fix till now: 2.04 Crore
Total deaths so far: 2.66 lakhs
Total number of patients currently undergoing treatment: 36 lakhs
Restrictions like lockdown in 18 states
There are complete lockdown-like restrictions in 18 states of the country. These include Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Mizoram, Goa, Telangana and Puducherry. There are stringent restrictions like the previous lockdown.
On Friday, 8,087 people were found corona positive in the state. 11,671 people recovered and 88 died. So far, 7.16 lakh people have been infected. Of these, 6.05 lakh people have been cured, while 6,841 people have died. There are 1.04 lakh patients who are undergoing treatment.