Coronavirus India lockdown Day 65 live updates | Maharashtra death toll rises to 1,897 after deadliest day yet claims 105 lives

Ministry of Health said that India’s fatality rate is much lower than the world average of 6.36%

Maharashtra, India’s worst hit city, reported its highest single-day surge in COVID-19 deaths till date on Wednesday, with 105 fatalities taking the toll so far to 1,897, while another big spike of 2,190 cases saw its case tally rise to 56,948.

According to the Health Ministry, India’s recovery rate is now 42.4%, with a fatality rate of 2.86%, whereas the world average is 6.36%.

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Here are the latest updates:

Death toll due to COVID-19 rises to 4,531, number of cases climb to 1.58 lakh

The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 4,531 and the number of cases climbed to 1,58,333 in the country, registering an increase of 194 deaths and 6,566 cases in the last 24 hours till 8 a.m., the Union Health Ministry said.

The number of active COVID-19 cases stand at 86,110 while 67,691 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, it said.

“Thus, around 42.75 per cent patients have recovered so far,” a senior Health Ministry official said. – PTI

Cabinet Secretary calls meeting with municipal commissioners, DMs of 13 COVID-19 hit cities

Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Thursday will hold a meeting with municipal commissioners and district magistrates of 13 COVID-19 hit cities in the country that include Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai, officials said.

Chief secretaries and principal secretaries (health) of the states concerned will also attend the meeting to be held through video conference.

Municipal commissioners of Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi/New Delhi, Ahmadabad, Thane, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata/Howrah, Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Jaipur, Jodhpur, Chengalpattu (Tamil Nadu) and Thiruvallur (Tamil Nadu) will attend the meeting, a Home Ministry official said. – PTI

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