Coronavirus India Updates: Covid-19 Cases In India At 33,610; Lockdown Relaxations Ahead
The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in India crossed the 33,000-mark as the country nears the scheduled end of a 40-day lockdown on Sunday.
India reported 1,823 new cases over the last 24 hours, taking the total tally to 33,610 cases, according to the health ministry’s 5 p.m. update. So far, 8,373 have recovered while 1,075 have died in the country due to the infection.
In the last 24 hours, 576 patients have recovered while 67 have died.
The Indian government has also asked states to facilitate sending stranded workers back to their home states amid the lockdown with certain conditions. The home ministry has also said new guidelines related to the lockdown will be put in place from May 4, including relaxations in some districts.
The Trump administration is planning a Manhattan Project-style program to drastically cut the time it takes to develop a coronavirus vaccine. Globally, total cases have topped 3.1 million with more than 226,000 dead.
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Covid-19 Cases In Maharashtra Cross 10,000
Confirmed Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra crossed 10,000 today with most of the cases being in Mumbai city.
Total cases stood at 10,498, according to the state’s Public Health Department. Mumbai and its surrounding regions have over 8,200 cases.
On Thursday, there were 27 Covid-related deaths in the state. Twenty of these were in Mumbai. The state saw 583 new cases and 180 patients being discharged today.
India Adds 1,823 New Cases
India added 1,823 new Covid-19 cases over the last 24 hours taking the total tally to 33,610.
- Active cases: 24,162
- Cured/discharged/migrated: 8,373
- Deaths: 1,075
Source: Health Ministry (As of April 30, 5 p.m.)
78% Of Patients Who Died Had Co-Morbid Conditions: Health Ministry
The health ministry has today said that 78 percent of the coronavirus-related deaths that have happened had co-morbid conditions.
The ministry said that more than half of the deaths have been among patients over 60 years of age. Thirty five percent of the deaths have been of people aged between 45-60 while 14 percent deaths have been for those below 45 years of age.
Sixty five percent of the deaths have been males, while 35 percent have been females.