India records highest spikeof 5,611 Covid-19 cases

Source :SIFY
Author :SIFY
Last Updated: Wed, May 20th, 2020, 09:50:56hrs

New Delhi: India reported the biggest single-day jump in the number of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patients on Wednesday with 5,611 new cases in the last 24 hours taking the country’s tally to 106,750, Union health ministry said.

The number of deaths has also gone up after 140 Covid-19 patients succumbed to the respiratory disease between Tuesday and Wednesday morning, according to the health ministry’s dashboard at 8am. So far, 3,303 people have died.

The recovery rate now stands at 39.62% as 42,297 people recovered from Covid-19, data showed.

The number of coronavirus disease cases have doubled in nearly two weeks—up from 49,391 on May 6 to 106,139 on Wednesday as the country entered the third day of the fourth phase of the lockdown. Lockdown 4.0 is scheduled to end on May 31.