Coronavirus live updates on 7th May: India’s COVID-19 count reaches 52,952; death toll at 1,783

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India’s COVID-19 count reaches 52,952; death toll at 1,783
India’s count of COVID-19 cases has reached 52,952, including 1,783 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday.

Currently, there are 35,902 active cases while 15,266 COVID-19 positive patients have been cured/discharged and one migrated. Maharashtra has the highest number of cases with 16,758, followed by Gujarat with 6,625 cases and Delhi with 5,532 cases.

11:55 IST: As many as 625 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Indore so far
As many as 625 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Indore so far, informed Indore Chief Medical and Health Officer Praveen Jadiya on Wednesday. 491 people had been discharged from hospitals till May 5 while 134 patients were discharged on Wednesday The total number of coronavirus cases in Madhya Pradesh has clibed to 3138, including the discharged patients.

11:18 IST: COVID-19 frontline workers worthy of praise, salute, says PM Modi
On the occasion of Buddha Purnima, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday thanked the frontline workers who are putting their lives on the line in the fight against COVID-19 and drew a similarity between their contribution and Lord Buddha’s teachings. “Buddha is the ultimate limit of sacrifice and devotion. Buddha is the synonym of service and dedication. Buddha is the pinnacle of social change through strong willpower. Buddha is the one who burns and exhausts himself by sacrificing self, committed to spreading happiness around the world,” Modi said in his address. “It is the good fortune of all of us that we are witnessing several such people around us who are working round the clock to serve others, to nurse the sick, to feed the hungry, to clean a hospital, to maintain law and order on roads. Within India and outside of it, every such person is worthy of praise, worthy of salute,” he added.

10:04 IST Rajasthan Chief Minister orders sealing of inter-state boundaries
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has issued an order stating that all inter-state boundaries of the state be sealed with immediate effect to prevent the entry of unauthorised persons.
“The Chief Minister during a review meeting on COVID-19 situation on Wednesday directed that all interstate-boundaries of the state be sealed and regulated with immediate effect to prevent the entry of any unauthorised person,” a statement by the Rajasthan government said. With 47 new cases reported on Wednesday afternoon, the total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Rajasthan reached 3,240, while three have succumbed to the disease on Wednesday, said Rajasthan Health Department.

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