India's Covid cases cross 1.18 lakh, 3,583 deaths

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Last Updated: Fri, May 22nd, 2020, 09:55:57hrs
India's Covid cases cross 1.18 lakh, 3,583 deaths

New Delhi: Covid-19 cases continue to mount in India as the highly contagious pathogen infected more than 1.18 lakh people, with authorities reporting more than 6,000 fresh cases in a day for the first time.  

India added 6,066 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally to 1,18,447 in Asia’s third-largest economy, according to the health ministry’s update as of 8 a.m. on May 22.

Efforts to contain the pandemic become complicated in the eastern states of Odisha and West Bengal after the authorities had to evacuate 6.5 lakh people as cyclone ‘Amphan’ struck the coastal areas.