COVID-19 infects over 50 lakh, claims nearly 3.5 lakh lives across world
The situation grew grim across the world as the COVID-19 has infected a total of 50,11,148 people and claimed 3,25,420 lives across the globe so far. However, 1,97,63,448 people have been cured or discharged so far.
A total of 27,08,744 confirmed COVID-19 cases are active across the world, according to Worldometers. Of the 27,08,744 active cases, a total of 26,63,321 are in mild condition while 45,423 are in serious condition.
The United States of America has registered a total of 15,71,131 positive cases and 93,558 causalities so far followed by United Kingdom (2,48,818 positive cases and 35,341 deaths) and Italy (2,26,699 positive COVID-19 cases and 32,169 deaths).
Meanwhile, a total of 1,06,866 people have been infected with COVID-19 in India and 3303 died of the infection so far. Maharashtra has registered the highest coronavirus cases and deaths related to the infection followed by the Tamil Nadu and Gujarat.
On the other hand, in Northeast India, Assam has registered 157 confirmed COVID-19 cases and four deaths while Tripura registered 172 cases. Meghalaya has lost its ‘COVID-19 free’ status in a day today after a 33-year-old woman was tested positive for the coronavirus in Garo Hills.
Also read: Assam: 3 New Cases, State Tally Rises To 157
India is currently under the fourth phase of the nationwide lockdown, which was enforced by the Central government on May 18 with considerable relaxation. The first phase of the lockdown was enforced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 25 for 21 days which was later extended to prevent the spread to the COVID-19.
The extending lockdown in India has triggered the exodus of migrant workers. Therefore, in a bid to give a relief to the migrant workers stranded in different parts of the country, the Central government has recently announced a massive economic package of Rs 20 lakh crore for the welfare of the migrant workers while the PM-CARES Fund Trust allocated Rs 3100 for combating the virus.
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