India records biggest single-day jump in COVID-19 count: 5,242 new cases, 151 deaths1 min read . Updated: 18 May 2020, 10:55 AM IST
- Maharashtra registered 2,347 COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours — the highest any state has witnessed so far
- To mitigate the spread of the virus, the Centre on Sunday extended the ongoing lockdown till May 31
With the country entering the fourth phase of nationwide lockdown, India saw the biggest jump in COVID-19 tally. The states recorded 5,242 fresh coronavirus cases in last 24 hours, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 96,169. The number of deaths due to COVID-19 infection crossed the grim milestone of 3,000-mark. As many 151 new deaths were added in last 24 hours. The number of fatalities in the country stood at 3,029.
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