India Coronavirus, COVID-19 Live Updates, May 21: Total positive cases in Delhi rise to 11659, death toll stands at 194

India’s total COVID-19 cases rise to 1,12,359 which includes 45,300 cured cases while the death toll is at 3,435. In the past 24 hours, as many as 5,609 positive cases have been reported and 132 fatalities. While the recovery rate is 40.31%.

After a shut down of all activities which lasted 55 days, buses and private vehicles were allowed to ply the roads with certain restrictions in place; most shops have also been alllowed to reopen, though different states have imposed their own rules. 

Meanwhile, the ICMR said that a total of 25,12,388 samples have been tested by 9 am of Wednesday, and the testing capacity has been scaled up to 1 lakh tests per day. With less than 100 COVID-19 tests per day just two months ago, to a 1000-fold increase in just 60 days.

Globally, as many as 49 lakh confirmed cases have been reported worldwide with 3.2 lakh fatalities.

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