Coronavirus (Highlights May, 17): Mumbai COVID-19 cases near 20,000, death toll 734; national lockdown extended till May 31

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Updated: May 18, 2020 8:08 AM

Coronavirus in India Lockdown Extension 4.0 Updates:  The total number of positive cases in the country is now at 90, 927, including 53,946 active cases, 34,109 cured/discharged/migrated cases

Over 3 lakh people have succumbed to the disease so far.

Coronavirus Lockdown Extension 4.0 Guidelines News (State Wise): With nearly 90,000 cases, the number of COVID-19 patients in India is growing rapidly. India has already overtaken China in terms of number of people affected by the Coronavirus. The total number of positive cases in the country is now at 90, 927, including 53,946 active cases, 34,109 cured/discharged/migrated cases,  Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said today. The death toll stands at 2,872. India has been under lockdown since March 25. The Modi government has extended the lockdown further till May 31 and released Lockdown 4.0 Guidelines today. The delineation of red, green, and orange zones will be decided by the respective State/Union Territory governments, after taking into consideration the parameters shared by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the Home Ministry said.

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As far as the world is concerned, more than 44 lakh people have been affected by the deadly virus. Over 3 lakh people have succumbed to the disease so far. The United States has been the worst-affected with more than 14 lakh cases and over 87,000 deaths. Russia, UK, Spain and Italy are some of the other countries which have been affected the most.

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