Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday announced that the corona curfew in the state has been extended till June 15 with certain relaxations.
46 districts in Madhya Pradesh reported a Covid positivity rate less than 1 per cent on Monday, prompting the Shivraj administration to relax the restrictions. The state government extended the Corona curfew till June 15, by placing a system to weekly assess the Covid situation in the state in order to change the status of relaxations if need be.
However, the night curfew (7 pm to 7 am) will continue in Madhya Pradesh. The active caseload in the state stands at 14,000 with less than 600 active cases in each district, according to the chief minister’s office (CMO).
India on Tuesday logged 86,498 fresh COVID-19 cases, the lowest single-day surge in infections in 66 days, taking the cumulative tally to 2,89,96,473. The daily positivity rate stood at 4.62 percent.
The country has reported less than 1 lakh fresh cases of coronavirus after 63 days.
According to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday, the death toll from COVID-19 rose to 3,51,309 with 2,123 new fatalities. The number of active cases has been less than 2 lakh for the twelfth straight day.
The active case count has reduced to 13,03,702, while 1,82,282 discharges pushed the number of people who have recuperated from the disease to 2,73,41,462.
The number of recoveries continues to outnumber daily new cases for 26 consecutive days.
A total of 18,73,485 tests were conducted on Monday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for the detection of COVID-19 in the country to 36,82,07,596.
India is recovering from the fatal second wave of the pandemic that hit the country in April-May claiming the lives of many, and leading to several critical issues like shortage of vaccines and oxygen supply at various hospitals across the country.