Coronavirus Live Updates: India’s coronavirus tally surged to 10.38 lakh cases on Saturday morning after 34,884 new patients were registered in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said. In the last 24 hours, 671 deaths linked to the highly contagious illness were reported, taking the COVID-19 death count to 26,273. The recovery rate stood at 62.93 per cent on Saturday morning.
With the cases surging, lockdowns are being re-imposed in several parts of the country after the easing of restrictions easing in recent weeks as officials hoped the outbreak was under control.
Maharashtra continues to report the highest number of cases, followed by Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Karnataka, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Telangana.
India is the third country to record more than one million coronavirus cases, behind only the United States and Brazil.
Here are the Updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases:
Amid a spike in COVID-19 cases in Bengaluru, hospitals have been directed to admit only patients with moderate or severe symptoms. Mild and asymptomatic cases are to be referred to COVID-19 care centres or encouraged to stay in home isolation, the government said Saturday. Read Here