India’s COVID-19 tally nears 1.3L

NEW DELHI, MAY 23 | Publish Date: 5/23/2020 1:06:13 PM IST

The nationwide tally of COVID-19 cases neared 1.3 lakh on Saturday with over 6,000 new cases getting detected. 

The spike in the numbers has been sharp this week with nearly 5,500 new cases and 160 deaths getting reported on an average every day, according to data of different states and union territories, many of whom have found a large number of new cases among people having returned from other states in special trains and buses being run for taking migrant workers and students to their native places.

However, a PTI tally of figures announced by states and UTs, as of 9.25 p.m., put the nationwide tally of confirmed cases higher at 1,28,840 and the death toll at 3,782. 

Nagaland COVID-19: Results of 50 awaited

DIMAPUR, MAY 23 (NPN): Out of 1035 COVID-19 suspected samples sent for testing, results of 988 samples have reported to be negative, while the results of remaining 47 samples are awaited, principal secretary Home, Abhijit Sinha informed.  Further, 30 samples were tested through Truenat machine, out which 27 were negative and results of 3 awaited (50 including samples sent outside).As on May 23, a total of 3986 persons were screened and 1809 persons were under facility quarantine.

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