COVID-19 Status in India as on : 18 May 2020
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The coronavirus infection in the country continued to surge as the states registered over 5,000 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Maharashtra, the worst-affected state by COVID-19 pandemic, recorded over 2,000 fresh coronavirus patients in the last 24 hours — highest reported by any state in a day. The total number of coronavirus patients in India surged to 96,169.

The death toll from the pandemic topped 3,000 as 157 fatalities were recorded on 17 May, the highest single-day death toll so far. Maharashtra accounted for 40% of all fatalities on 17 May.

There were 56,316 active coronavirus patients in the country, according to the ministry of health and family welfare. Nearly 30% of total COVID-19 patients, 36,824 people, were recovered so far.

After Maharashtra, Delhi, Gujarat, and Tamil Nadu also saw high number of new cases on Sunday. Tamil Nadu recorded over 600 fresh cases in the last 24 hours. The total number of coronavirus patients in the state stood at 11,224.

Delhi added over 400 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the COVID-19 tally in the state to 10,554.

As many as 391 people tested positive for novel coronavirus infection in Gujarat. Coronavirus infected 11,379 people and claimed 659 in the state. The state recorded 34 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Source: https://www.livemint.com/news/india/coronavirus-update-covid-19-cases-in-india-cross-95-000-over-5-000-new-cases-in-last-24-hours-11589771317735.html
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