Eight weeks under the lockdown, the nationwide tally of coronavirus cases in India crossed one lakh mark on Monday after 4,970 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours. The total number of cases in India stands now at 1,01,139 with 3,163 fatalities. As per reports by the Union Health Ministry, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and other states have recorded a higher number of cases.
The central government has already ordered to ease the fourth phase of lockdown and allowed to open market complexes, autos, taxis, and interstate buses in various parts of the country. The centre allowed several relaxations for economic and public activities, barring containment zones or areas identified as serious hotspots of the virus infection. But, colleges, schools, theaters, malls and religious gatherings will be restricted until May 31.
India is under lockdown for the last eights weeks which was imposed on March 25 for 21 days but was later extended till May 3, then May 17 and now for another two weeks till May 31.
Maharashtra is on the top with the highest number of infections. As of now, the state has recorded 35,000 confirmed cases and 1249 deaths, followed by Tamil Nadu with 11,760 confirmed cases and 81 deaths. Gujarat has registered 11,746 cases and the death toll is at 694. India’s national capital city, Delhi has crossed 10,000 marks and the fatalities have reached 160. Kerala, which was first to report COVID-19 cases in the country, has witnessed 29 new cases. However, the state has effectively controlled the infection from spreading and the curve has been flattened.