Corona Update: India Registers 4 lakh Infections; Rise in Fatality Rate Observed

Story Highlights
  • ICMR releases evidence-based advisory for screening, diagnosis, and management of comorbid patients
  • Maharashtra reports a drop after a month
  • Rajasthan under clampdown from 10 May to 24 May

New Delhi: Registering a steady increase, the nation recorded 4,03,738 infections and 37,41,368 active cases in the past 24 hours. The number of people who have recuperated after treatment has surged to 1,86,65,266. As per the data documented, the fatality rate rose to 1.1 percent recording 3,747 deaths. 

 After the detection of a new COVID presentation called mucormycosis in patients with uncontrolled diabetes and prolonged ICU stay, ICMR released an evidence-based advisory for screening, diagnosis, and management of such cases. 

The worst-hit state Maharashtra reported a drop after 35 days, registering 48,401 infections with 572 deaths. A total of 60,226 individuals were discharged during the day. 

In the meanwhile, Haryana announced the extension of its lockdown with more stringent restrictions to follow. As per the new guidelines, a social gathering of not more than 11 people is allowed inclusive of funerals and weddings.  All vaccination centres, banks, and essential services will be in full form. Rajasthan CM Gehlot enforced a State-wide lockdown from May 10-24. 

Assam COVID -19 tally rose to 2,92,368 as 3,299 more infectious were reported. The NHM reported 48 deaths that took the toll to 1,676. West Bengal also registered a spike with 19,441 new cases and 124 mortalities.

On the vaccination front, Delhi administered nearly 38,96,551 doses of COVAXIN and COVISHIELD since the initiation of the drive.

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