COVID-19 claims 2293 lives in India, tally crosses 70,000

COVID-19 claims 2293 lives in India, tally crosses 70,000

New Delhi, May 12: With reporting 3,604 Coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours in the country, the total number of cases on Tuesday reached to 70,756 including the 22,454 people who have been cured so far.

The death toll also rose to 2,293, an increase of 87 fatalities reporting in a single day since Monday 8 am, informed the Union Health Ministry.

According to government data, the recovery rate stands at 31.15 per cent.

India at present is the 11th most affected among 187 countries with Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.

Maharashtra continues to remain at top spot among the maximum number of coronavirus cases with tally reaching at 23401 with 868 deaths so far.

The second worst-hit state — Gujarat, too, continues to report high number of COVID-19 cases with current tally at 8541 and 513 deaths.

With 406 fresh cases, the total number of Novel Coronavirus infections in the National Capital crossed the 7,500 mark today, while the death toll also increased to record 13 patients in a single day.

A total of 406 new COVID-19 cases have surfaced in the past 24 hours, taking the count to 7639, Office of the Delhi Chief Minister said.

India will launch its second phase of Vande Bharat Mission to repatriate Indian nationals from 31 countries from May 16-22 with 149 flights services, sources in the government establishment said.

A total of 149 flights, including feeder flights will be deployed to bring back about 25,000 Indians stranded in the countries, include USA, UK, UAE, Canada, France, Germany, Belarus among others.