COVID-19 LIVE | Most of Delhi cases are mild or asymptomatic, says Kejriwal; India tally 62,939

The nationwide tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases touched 62,939 on Sunday and the death toll topped the 2,100 mark after hundreds more tested positive for the deadly virus infection in several states.

According to the Sunday morning update of Health Ministry, there are 41,472 active cases in the country while 19,357 people have recovered. 2109 people have succumbed to the deadly virus till date in India.

Adding to the concerns, the fresh cases included at least two foreign returnees who had reached Kerala on May 7 in two separate first-day flights — one from Dubai and another from Abu Dhabi — under a massive ongoing evacuation plan of the central government to bring back stranded Indians abroad.

The health ministry said it has decided to deploy central teams in 10 states that have witnessed or are witnessing high COVID-19 cases to assist their health departments to facilitate management of the outbreak.

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said the testing capacity for COVID-19 has been ramped up to around 95,000 tests per day and a total of over 15 lakh tests have been conducted so far across hundreds of government and private labs.

 

Source: Newindianexpress