India’s COVID-19 cases rise to 1,82,143, Death toll at 5,164

India’s COVID-19 cases has risen to 1,82,143 with 5,164 fatalities. There are 89,995 active cases while 86,983 have been cured/discharged, the Health Ministry said on Sunday.

Maharashtra remains the worst affected state in the country. The total number of COVID-19 cases has jumped to 65,168 with 2,197 fatalities, according to Health Ministry. 

Tamil Nadu continues to be the second-worst hit state with 21,184 Covid-19 cases and 160 deaths, followed by Delhi with 18,549 cases and 416 deaths, Gujarat – 16,343 cases and 1,007 fatalities.

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday issued new guidelines for the fifth phase of lockdown which is slated to begin from June 1.

As per the new guidelines, all activities outside containment zones have been allowed to resume in a phased manner for next one month.

The guidelines will come into effect from June 1, 2020 and will be effective till June 30, 2020. The current phase of re-opening, unlock 1, will have an economic focus.