Coronavirus Highlights: Coronavirus cases in India have crossed 5.66 lakh-mark with 418 COVID-19 related deaths and 18,522 cases reported in the last 24 hours. India has so far tested 86,08,654 samples for COVID-19, as per data provided by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). While the Central government (Ministry of Home Affairs) has issued Unlock 2 guidelines, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, West Bengal, and Manipur state governments have extended the lockdown. Meanwhile, lockdown measures have been tightened in cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Chennai. PM Narendra Modi will address the nation today at 4 pm. However, the government has not revealed the theme of his PM Modi’s speech on Tuesday.
On the pandemic front, the spread of Coronavirus remains unabated in suburban areas like Gurgaon, Faridabad, Noida, Ghaziabad, Thane, Navi Mumbai, and others. A few cities like Ahmedabad, Indore, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata have been moving slower than respective states. In India, there are 2,15,125 coronavirus active cases, so far 3,34,821 COVID-19 positive patients have been cured or discharged. Till now, India’s death toll stands at 16,893 and one has been migrated, as per details shared by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Around 1.02 crore people have been infected by the highly contagious Coronavirus the world. The US (over 25.88 lakh), Brazil (over 13.68 lakh), Russia (Over 6.40 lakh), India (over 5.48 lakh), and the United Kingdom (over 3.13 lakh). More than 5.04 lakh people have died due to COVID-19. The COVID-19 death toll is maximum in the US, Brazil, United Kingdom, Italy, and France, as per data released by the Johns Hopkins University and Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center.