Covid-19: 5K new cases, India Covid tally jumps to 96,169

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By FK WEB DESK on 18/05/2020.

Covid-19:  5K new cases, India Covid tally jumps to 96,169

New Delhi, May 18:  With the sharpest spike of 5,242 new cases in 24 hours, India’s total case count of coronavirus jumped to 96,169, including 3, 029 deaths, Union Health Ministry figures this morning shows.

As India enters the fourth phase of lockdown, the number of coronavirus cases in the country has breached 96,000-mark, with more than 3,000 deaths. Easing more curbs to step up economic activity, the new guidelines for lockdown 4.0 allowed shops and markets including barbershops, salons and spas except those in malls to open with staggered timings.

E-commerce companies were also permitted to deliver all goods, including those considered non-essential.

Meanwhile, COVID-19 has killed at least 313,611 people worldwide with at least 4,680,700 cases.

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