India records over 4,900 cases in last 24 hours, tally exceeds 1 lakh : India
Coronavirus cases in India have crossed 1,00,000, as cases continue to rise faster than before. While the Ministry of Health is expected to update the figure on its website today, adding up the number of new cases since health ministry’s last update take the tally beyond 1 lakh. Maharashtra remains the worst affected state with over 35,000 cases and over 1,200 deaths. Cases in Delhi have also crossed the 10,000-mark, with 160 deaths. Gujarat is also badly affected with over 11,700 cases and 694 deaths. The sharp spike in cases comes just a week after migrants started returning to their native villages and home states. The Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR has now revised its Covid-19 testing strategy and added that returnees and migrants with symptoms of influenza-like illness will also be tested for coronavirus.