India records 45,576 new cases, 585 deaths in 24 hours

The Centre on Thursday sent four teams to Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Manipur to assist the states in strengthening containment, surveillance, testing, infection prevention and control measures for the coronavirus. The teams will visit the districts reporting a high number of Covid casesa and aid their efforts in combating the infection.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday advised people against the use of ponds and other waterbodies in public areas during the ongoing Chhath festival. “If even one person carries the coronavirus infection, all devotees using the water body are likely to be affected,” he said.

Earlier in the day, Kejriwal held an all-party meeting in view of the surge in coronavirus cases in the Capital.

India recorded 45,576 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, taking the the country’s total to 89,58,483. The toll rose to 1,31,578 with 585 more deaths. The number of active cases stood at 4,43,303. As many as 83,83,602 people have recovered from the disease so far.

Globally, the coronavirus has infected more than 5.61 crore people and killed 13,48,348, according to the Johns Hopkins University. More than 3.60 crore people have recovered from the infection.