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India records 182,143 COVID-19 cases, 5,164 deaths

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Medical staff of Xiaotangshan Hospital disinfect a ward after the hospital cleared all virus cases in Beijing, April 28, 2020. Xinhua

NEW DELHI (Xinhua) – The total number of COVID-19 cases in India surpassed the 180,000-mark, reaching 182,143, on Sunday, as the death toll crossed the 5,000-mark, reaching 5,164, said the data issued by the federal health ministry.

As many as 193 new deaths due to the COVID-19 and 8,380 new positive cases were reported since Saturday in the country.

This was the biggest spike both in the numbers of cases and deaths in the country so far.

Sunday marks the 68th straight day of the ongoing lockdown across the country announced by the central government to contain the spread of the pandemic.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 69,496 with 1,483 deaths, according to data updated by the country’s health ministry Sunday morning.

A total of 3,039 new cases and 88 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, the statistics revealed.

Overall, 42,742 patients are under treatment in different hospitals while 25,271 have recovered completely, which is 36.4 percent of the total confirmed cases.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Zafar Mirza announced on Saturday that wearing masks at crowded places was declared mandatory to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Meanwhilr, China reported two new imported COVID-19 cases Saturday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 1,740, the National Health Commission said Sunday.

The two new cases were all reported in Shandong Province, the commission said.

Of all the imported cases on the mainland, 1,692 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery, and 48 remained hospitalized, the commission said.

No deaths had been reported from the imported cases.

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