Coronavirus live updates on 16th May: With spike of close to 4000 cases, India’s COVID-19 count reaches 85,940

With spike of close to 4000 cases, India’s COVID-19 count reaches 85,940
With 3,970 new COVID-19 cases being reported in the last 24 hours, the count of total confirmed cases in the country reached 85,940 on Saturday, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The death toll due to the infection also reached 2,752 with an increase of 103 cases in the past 24 hours, according to the Ministry. The number of active cases in the country now stands at 53,035, while the number of patients who have been cured and discharged stands at 30,152, one patient has also migrated.

Maharashtra’s COVID-19 count is the highest among states in the country with 29,100 confirmed cases. However, 6,564 patients have recovered in Maharashtra, while almost 40 per cent of nationwide deaths, 1,068, owing to the disease have been reported from the state alone.

Tamil Nadu with 10,108 and Gujarat with 9,931 COVID-19 cases, respectively, are the two next worst-affected states in the country. The national capital, Delhi, with 8,895 confirmed cases is also higher up in the list.

10:05 IST: Rajasthan-based company develops robots to screen people amid COVID-19
A Jaipur-based company has developed robots to help health workers in conducting a thermal screening of the people amid COVID-19 crisis. These robots can also identify if a person is wearing a mask or not. The robot which is 95 per cent made in India is the first in the world to be based on spine technology. “Our product is 95 per cent made in India. It is the world’s first robot that is based on spine technology which helps robot balance anything it handles. The robot doesn’t follow any line or magnetic path, it self-navigates,” Bhuvanesh Mishra, Managing Director of Club First, Rajasthan told ANI. “The robot can do thermal screening, it can also identify if a person is wearing a mask or not,” Mishra added.

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