Jharkhand: Amid the increasing number of daily COVID-19 cases in the country, the government of Jharkhand extended the lockdown-like restrictions in the state till May 13.
These restrictions were first imposed on April 22 as “Health Safety Week” and were scheduled to end on Thursday (May 6). However, the final call to extend the restrictions was taken at a meeting of the State Disaster Management Authority, chaired by Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren.
“In exercise of the powers conferred under … the Disaster Management Act… the provisions of order number 82 dated 28.4.2021 shall extend till 6 am on 13.05.2021,” chief secretary Sukhdev Singh said in an order.
India reported another jump in new infections on Wednesday as the country reported more than 380,000 cases in the last 24 hours. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 3,82,315 new infections were reported on May 5, up from the previous day’s tally of 3,57,229 new COVID-19 cases reported on Tuesday morning.
The new cases pushed the total tally to 2,06,65,148 cases in the country as on May 5.
As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, as many as 3,780 mortalities were reported, a sharp increases from previous day in the last 24 hours. On Tuesday 3,449 deaths reported. With more than 3700 deaths the total death tally in the country rose to 2,26,188 lives lost to date.
On the recovery front, 3,38,439 discharges were recorded in the last 24 hours, Ministry of health data showed on Wednesday. The total number of patients that have been discharged stood at 1,69,51,731 cases in the country on May 5.
The country also saw an increase in active cases from the previous day. From a total of 34,47,133 active cased logged on Tuesday, the country recorded 34,87,229 active cases on Wednesday.