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By : Oneindia Video Team
Published : May 17, 2020, 12:40
Duration : 02:34

NEWS AT NOON 17th May, 2020

Union Health Ministry said today India has crossed the 90,000-mark in the number of coronavirus cases as it recorded the biggest single-day jump of 4,987 new patients, bringing the total to 90,927 cases so far, including 2,872 deaths, . Of the total deaths linked to COVID-19, 120 patients died in the last 24 hours. More than 34,000 patients have been cured so far as the recovery rate stood at 37.51 per cent this morning Kerala reported 11 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, taking the number of active cases in the southern state, which had reported first three coronavirus patients in India, to 87. The state, which had last week declared that it had flattened the curve, reported only 20 active cases on May 10 but six days later, on May 16, there are 87 cases, an increase of 60 positive cases. Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh affiliated to the BJP's ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has criticised the government's policy announcements on eight key sectors on Saturday as heavy on privatisation, which could lead to job cuts. It said that is a sad day for the nation and its people, who were on a euphoria hearing the first three days' announcements.
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