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Covid-19 Lockdown Live Updates: Massive 2,61,500 new Coronavirus cases in India; 5,093 new cases in Telangana

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Coronavirus/Covid-19 Lockdown, Covid cases in India state-wise Live Updates: India has reported 2,61,500 new COVI-19 cases, 1,501 fatalities and 1,38,423 discharges in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said. Total cases in the country have reached 1,47,88,109 of which active cases are 18,01,316. As many as 1,28,09,643 people have recovered while 1,77,150 people have died so far, the health ministry said.

The active cases in India now stand at 18,01,316, comprising 12.18 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has dropped to 86.62 per cent, the ministry said. India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed 20 lakh on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.

The state of Telangana reported an increase of 5093 new cases of Coronavirus on Saturday. A total of 15 Covid-19 related deaths were also reported from the state on the same day. (ANI)

Anticipating a large number of Covid-19 positive individuals among the Kumbh Mela returnees, the Delhi government has decided to impose 14 day mandatory home quarantine on people who are coming to the city from Kumbh Mela. The guidelines were announced by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA). (ANI)

In tune with the rise in number of cases of Coronavirus in all parts of the country, the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar reported 42 new cases on Saturday. The total caseload of the UT has now reached 5331. (PTI)

PM Narendra Modi is going to review the Covid-19 strategy and preparations in his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi today in a meeting at 11 AM. All top administration and health officials of Varanasi are expected to be present in the meeting today to apprise PM Modi of the Covid-19 situation in the city. (ANI)

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