With over 500 fresh cases reported in the last 24 hours, India’s novel coronavirus cases surged to 5,865, according to the Union Health Ministry data. As many as 169 deaths have been reported in India since the virus outbreak. There are 5,218 active COVID-19 patients in the country, while 478 patients have been discharged or cured of the highly contagious disease.
Out of these, one patient has migrated from the country. With over 5,800 confirmed cases including 71 foreign nationals, Maharashtra remained the worst-hit state as it has recorded 1,135 total COVID-19 cases and 72 deaths so far. Over 650 people diagnosed positive with coronavirus disease in Mumbai.
In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak in the state, authorities decided to ban all vegetable and fruit markets, hawkers and sellers in containment area or buffer zone in Mumbai’s Dharavi in the wake of coronavirus outbreak. Only the medical outlets were allowed to function in that area.