BSF on Saturday stated that it recorded 21 fresh cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, adding that all of them are undergoing treatment in designated COVID-19 hospitals. With this, the total number of active COVID-19 cases in the force has risen to 120.
India’s Coronavirus tally reached 1,25,101 with biggest single-day jump in last 24 hours. The Union Health Ministry said on Saturday that 6,654 new COVID-19 patients were detected in the last 24 hours. The death toll stands at 3,720, the government data shows. The Health Ministry has said that mortality rate in COVID-19 cases in the country is 3.06 per cent as against the global rate of 6.65. The ministry credited the efforts towards timely case identification and proper clinical management for the low mortality rate. With over 44,000 cases, Maharashtra has emerged as the worst-affected state and capital Mumbai has over 27,000 cases alone . Cities like Pune and Nashik are the other hotspots in Maharashtra.
Meanwhile, the country continues to remain in lockdown. The government said Lockdown 4.0 will continue till May 31. However, several exceptions have been given in lockdown 4.0. Rail and air services have been allowed to start in a staggered manner and shops can also open under the prescribed social distancing norms.