COVID-19: India Crosses China's Tally, Over 85,000 Cases Reported


China has reported 82,941 confirmed case and 4,633 deaths since the virus was first detected late past year in the central city of Wuhan.

China has reported 82,933 cases and 4,633 deaths since the start of the outbreak last December.

"As on 8:00am (local time) Friday, 2,649 deaths related to novel coronavirus have been recorded in the country", information released by the ministry read.

"33 more covid-19 +ve cases in Bihar taking the total to 1,178.We are ascertaining their further infection trail", Kumar tweeted late on Saturday.

According to ministry officials, so far 27,920 people have been discharged from hospitals after showing improvement.

According to data compiled from official state and union territory government statistics, India has reported 90,643 cases and 2,797 deaths.

India is under lockdown till May 17 to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

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Despite the nationwide lockdown since March 24, India has not seen its COVID19 curve flattening like the West European countries, including Italy or Spain.

- Karnataka has a total of 1,092 cases.

A third of the infections are from the western state of Maharashtra, with Mumbai the worst hit, followed by Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Delhi. Maharashtra has also reported the highest number of deaths, 1068, followed by 606 in Gujarat and 239 in Madhya Pradesh.

Thirty-three COVID-19 cases have been reported from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

- Andhra Pradesh has a total of 2,355 cases, with 1,353 recoveries and 49 deaths.

Meanwhile, mainland China reported five new confirmed cases of the virus, down from eight the previous day, the National Health Commission (NHC) said in a statement. The state attributed the big jump in figures to book-keeping and said only 22 of the 67 deaths occurred in the 24-hour period, while the remaining 45 had occurred between April 14 and May 14.

The number of new asymptomatic cases of the coronavirus fell to 12 from 13, the NHC said.