India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 1.9 lakh; Unlocking begins in various parts

NEW DELHI: The nationwide tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases crossed 1.9 lakh on Sunday after a record number of nearly 8,400 people tested positive, but recoveries also rose further to near 92,000. Several cities saw the lockdown restrictions being eased with even traffic snarls returning back on roads.

The death toll rose to 5,394 after a record single-day spike of 230 fatalities in the 24 hours since Sunday 8 AM, the Union Health Ministry said in its morning update. It showed the number of confirmed cases rising by 8,392 to 1,90,535.

India is now the seventh worst hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic after the US, Brazil, Russia, the UK, Spain and Italy, according to the WHO’s coronavirus tracker. (AGENCIES)