India has the world's fourth-most important outbreak of the virus that causes COVID-19, under only the United States, Brazil and Russian Federation in confirmed bacterial infections, according to a Reuters tally.
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said 2,20,479 RT-PCR samples have been tested in the last 24 hours. This is the second successive day of 3,500 plus fresh virus cases.
The number of confirmed cases in India has witnessed a sudden spurt in recent days.
"According to ministry officials, so far 295,881 people have been discharged from hospitals after showing improvement".
Authorities said a total of 15,685 people had died after another 385 deaths were added to the toll in 24 hours.
Up to 20m in U.S. may be infected with virus
Lifestyle-related diseases including Type-2 diabetes and obesity are among the most common conditions in the U.S. The same advice holds for people who live with or care for people at higher risk, Redfield added.
Of the 384 new deaths reported till Saturday morning, 175 were in Maharashtra, 63 in Delhi, 46 in Tamil Nadu, 19 in Uttar Pradesh, 18 in Gujarat, 13 in Haryana, 12 in Andhra Pradesh, 10 each in West Bengal and Karnataka, seven in Telangana, four in Madhya Pradesh, two in Punjab, one each in Jammu and Kashmir, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand. An emergency executive committee meeting of the city Kirana Merchants Association held on Thursday took the decision after it came to light that more than 400 coronavirus cases have so far been reported in the Goshamahal division of the city corporation where the market area is located.
However, cities across the nation of 1.3 billion people are braced for a huge wave of new cases in the coming weeks. The case-count in the capital has hit 73,780, with 2,492 fatalities. In the last 24 hours, 2326 corona patients have recovered. Large cities like Delhi are scrambling to deal with the numbers of patients.
Here's a list of the states that extended lockdown restrictions beyond 30 June, the time when "Unlock 2.0" is supposed to begin. The major role in containing the virus was played by Dharavi's local general practitioners.
Dr Anil Pachanekar, aged 60, runs a clinic in Dharavi and has been practising medicine and examining patients since the past 35 years in the slum cluster. According to him, he and other general practitioners in the area must have screened over 50,000 people in the various lanes of Dharavi. "Maybe that's why they were more comfortable listening to our advice and getting themselves screened", Dr Pachanekar said.