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Nationwide tally crosses 1.05 lakh

NEW DELHI, MAY 19 | Publish Date: 5/19/2020 12:57:56 PM IST

The nationwide COVID-19 tally crossed 1,05,000 on Tuesday with over 5,000 more people testing positive for the deadly virus infection, including many having returned from other states or from abroad, even as officials said India’s mortality rate has been very low and it has taken much longer here for the count of infected ones to hit the one-lakh mark than many other countries.

In its morning 8 AM update, the Health Ministry said the total number of confirmed cases has reached 1,01,139 and the death toll has risen to 3,163. This marked an increase of nearly 5,000 cases and 134 fatalities in a 24-hour period.

However, a PTI tally of figures announced by various states and union territories, as of 9.25 PM, showed a higher number for the confirmed infections at 1,05,498 and the death toll at 3,145. It also showed at least 41,747 patients having recovered so far. This leaves more than 60,600 active cases in the country -- which is the seventh largest globally after the US, Russia, Brazil, France, Italy and Peru.

The Health Ministry, however, said that for every one lakh population there are only 7.1 coronavirus cases in India so far, as against 60 globally.

Referring to data from the World Health Organisation, the ministry said 45,25,497 COVID-19 cases had been reported worldwide till Monday, which is about 60 cases per lakh population. Among the countries with a very high load of coronavirus cases, the US, with 14,09,452 instances of the infection so far, has around 431 cases per lakh population.

Nagaland COVID-19: Results of 30 awaited

DIMAPUR, MAY 19 (NPN): Out of the 978 samples sent for testing from the State till 4 pm Tuesday, results of 948 samples had been received and all tested negative, while results 30 samples were awaited, principal secretary Abhijit Sinha informed. Through the Truenat testing machine, 26 samples were tested and all were negative. Currently, 922 persons are under facility quarantine and 744 persons under home quarantine.

 

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