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Lockdown saved 37,000-78,000 lives; doubling rate at 13.3 days: Govt

There has been an increase of 148 deaths and 6,088 cases since Thursday 8 am, according to the Health Ministry

Medics collect a swab sample of an air passenger from Chicago for COVID-19 test who landed in Hyderabad and arrived at his native city by bus, during the ongoing Covid-19 nationwide lockdown, in Vijayawada. Photo: PTI
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The number of Covid-19 cases averted due to the lockdown is in the range of 1.4-2.9 million

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India recorded the biggest single-day spike of 6,088 Covid-19 cases, while the death toll due to the virus has climbed to 3,583, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday. The number of coronavirus cases now stands at 1,18,447 in the country.

There has been an increase of 148 deaths and 6,088 cases since Thursday 8 am, according to the Health Ministry.

The number of Covid-19 cases averted due to the lockdown is in the range of 1.4-2.9 million, while the number of lives saved is between 37,000 and 78,000, the government said, citing various studies, and asserted that the unprecedented

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First Published: May 22 2020 | 10:58 PM IST

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