India’s COVID-19 crosses 1.1L

NEW DELHI, MAY 20 | Publish Date: 5/20/2020 1:15:50 PM IST

Nationwide COVID-19 tally crossed 1.1 lakh Wednesday with over 5,000 new cases getting detected during the day.

In its morning 8 AM update, the Union Health Ministry said the COVID-19 death toll has risen to 3,303 after 140 more deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, while the number of cases across the country rose by more than 5,600 to reach 1,06,750.

However, a PTI tally of figures announced by different states and union territories, as of 9.15 p.m. , put the nationwide tally of confirmed cases at 1,10,590 and the death toll at 3,355. This showed 5,092 new cases since Tuesday night and 210 more fatalities, while the recoveries also increased by over 3,000 to 44,757.

During a press briefing on the COVID-19 situation, Health Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal said the total active COVID-19 cases now stands at 61,149 in the country and 42,298 people have recovered.

The current recovery rate stands at 39.62 per cent while it was 7.1 per cent at the beginning of lockdown, he added.

Nagaland COVID-19: Results of 33 awaited

DIMAPUR, MAY 20 (NP): Out of 985 COVID-19 suspected samples sent for testing from the State on Wednesday, results of 952 have reported negative, while results of 33 samples were awaited, principal secretary Home, Abhijit Sinha informed on Wednesday.

In addition, 27 samples tested by Truenat machines have reported to be negative, he said.

Further, as on May 20, a total of 3904 persons were screened while 1008 persons were under Facility Quarantine.



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