2,190 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours take Maharashtra’s total number to 56,948

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The nationwide tally of Covid-19 cases crossed 1.51 lakh on Wednesday with states like Bihar, West Bengal, Assam and Odisha reporting a significant rise in their numbers amid the large-scale return of migrant workers from other states.

The numbers also rose further in the worst-hit states including Maharashtra, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, while Delhi, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, among other states and union territories, also reported more new cases.

Addressing media persons, Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary in Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, said, “India’s recovery rate is steadily improving from 7.1% in March to 41.6% today. Our COVID-19 fatality rate is among the lowest in the world: It has reduced from 3.3% to 2.87% today.” 

As domestic airlines start their operation several states on Tuesday announced mandatory institutional quarantine on arrival for all to control the fresh spike in cases created by the mass movement.

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