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Coronavirus India Updates: Doubling rate now 7.5 days; 80 of 100 patients have no or mild symptoms, says ICMR

Coronavirus India Updates: Doubling rate now 7.5 days; 80 of 100 patients have no or mild symptoms, says ICMR

Coronavirus India Tracker LIVE Updates: About 80 out of 100 COVID-19 patients have no or mild symptoms of the disease, the ICMR, Delhi, said on Monday. Stating that infection prevention management is an important part of the disease management, Health Ministry said the doubling rate of the cases have gone down from 3.4 days before lockdown to 7.5 days now.

According to the latest health ministry updates, India Monday recorded the biggest single-day spike in the number of cases —1,553 cases in the last 24 hours — taking the number over 17,000. Of the 17,265 cases, 14,715 are active and 2546 are cured. At least 543 deaths have been reported in the country so far, 36 of which was reported in past one day.

Meanwhile, as lockdown restrictions are being eased in various parts of the country, the Centre has shot a letter to the Pinarayi Vijayan-led government stating that some of its decisions including opening eateries, allowing travel are in violation to its guidelines. On the other hand, while Delhi, Karnataka and Punjab governments said there will be no relaxations till the lockdown ends on May 3, the K Chandrasekhar Rao government in Telangana decided to extend the complete lockdown in the state till May 7. Follow Indian Express Covid-19 tracker for latest updates

Globally, there are over 2.4 million confirmed cases with 1.65 lakh deaths. The toll in New York — one of the worst hit places — dropped, a sign Governor Cumo said means that the state is "on the other side of the plateau." French Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron, meanwhile, warned that his compatriots will need to "learn to live with the virus" after the country lifts its lockdown. In Tel Aviv, over 2,000 Israelis hit the streets to protest anti-democratic measures passed during the coronavirus crisis and the policies of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, while maintaining social distancing.

(Inputs and image from theindianexpress.com)

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