New Delhi, May 18:
India has recorded the biggest single-day jump of 5,242 new coronavirus cases, with the total cases hitting 96,169, including 3, 029 deaths, Union Health Ministry figures this morning shows. The huge jump comes on a day the government released guidelines for the fourth phase of the countrywide lockdown, which will continue till May 31. The government has put the ball in the court of states, allowing them not only to colour-code the zones according to the incidence of coronavirus.
Of the total cases in the country, Maharashtra accounts for the highest number of cases, followed by Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Delhi.