New Delhi: New cases of corona infection in the country are decreasing and deaths are not increasing, they have almost stabilized. During the last 24 hours, 3.07 lakh new cases have been received, 3.55 lakh patients have been cured and 4,010 people have lost their lives. These figures are not included in Jharkhand.
According to the data found till late Saturday night, the total number of infected has crossed 246 million 79 thousand. Out of these, two crore seven lakh 82 thousand patients have been completely cured and 2,70,254 people have also died. The number of active cases remains at 36.17 lakh. Less than 40 thousand (34,848) cases were found in Maharashtra for the second consecutive time, but the death toll reached 960. So far, more than 80 thousand people have lost their lives in the state.
Even after a week of lockdown in Kerala, more than 32 thousand new patients have been found and 96 people have lost their lives. Karnataka (41,664 cases), Tamil Nadu (33,658 cases) and Andhra Pradesh (22,517 cases) also do not see the effect of lockdown and strict restrictions. 6,430 cases have been reported in Delhi, but 337 people have lost their lives. There has been a decrease in new patients (12,513) and dead (281) in Uttar Pradesh. According to the Union Health Ministry, the recovery rate of patients is continuously improving and it has reached 83.83 percent now while the death rate has remained at 1.09 percent for the last few days.
40 percent deaths in 44 days in Punjab
In Punjab, 40 percent of the deaths due to corona infection have occurred in the last 44 days only. As of May 15, there were a total of 11,693 deaths in the state, of which 4,825 deaths occurred after April 1. During this time, 538 people have lost maximum lives in Ludhiana.
Tests reduced on Friday
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 6,93,093 samples were tested on Friday to detect corona infection. There has been a huge drop in investigation compared to the last few days. More than 1.5 million samples were being tested continuously. A total of more than 31.30 crore samples have been tested so far.