Coronavirus India LIVE Updates: India reports 195 deaths, 3,900 infections in last 24 hours
Coronavirus India LIVE Updates: With 179 deaths since Monday evening, the death toll due to the coronavirus pandemic rose to 1,568 on Tuesday while the total number of infections jumped to 46, 433 including the 12,726 people who have been treated and discharged so far. This is the highest jump in the death toll and the number of cases since the outbreak of the disease in the country.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi held a video chat with Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee and discussed ways to deal with the economic fall out of the COVID-19 crisis. Banerjee told Rahul that direct benefit transfers should go beyond the poorest people. “To give cash to people, we really need some machinery. Migrants may not have access to that. We should give a bunch of money available to the state government for them to try out new strategies.”
Earlier, in two separate incidents, thousands of migrant workers came out on the streets in Vareli village of Surat district, and Palanpur area of Surat city, demanding to go home. In Maharashtra, with no sign of a let-up in the number of Covid-19 cases in Mumbai, the tally crossed the 9,000-mark with 510 new patients, while 18 more died of the novel coronavirus infection.
On the global front, the number of cases has now surpassed 3.5 million with 2,51, 510 deaths, although the rate of fatalities and new cases has slowed from peaks reached last month. The Donald Trump-led United States continues to be the worst-affected with 11,66,083 cases and 67,913 deaths.