Covid-19: Single day spike with 3,900 cases and 195 deaths
NEW DELHI : India on Tuesday saw the biggest single-day spike with 3,900 cases and 195 deaths. The total number of corona virus cases in India has reached 46,711 and 1,583 people have died so far.
The recovery rate is 27.41 per cent now, and the doubling rate has improved to 12 days. Currently, there are 32,138 active cases in India and 12,726 people have recovered.
The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday said it has noted the highest figures in new cases as well as in fatalities of novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours and that it was because some states delayed reporting deaths.
The global tally of coronavirus infections currently stands at 3,669,604, and 253,166 people have succumbed to the infection so far.
The Tamil Nadu health department said that 508 new coronavirus cases have been reported in the state on Tuesday, taking the total number of cases to 4,058. Two deaths have been reported too, taking the toll to 33.
Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner Vijay Nehra has decided to get home quarantined for 14 days after he came in contact of positive patients. While,Mumbai’s biggest slum sprawl Dharavi today reported 33 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total count to 665. The overall death toll stood at 20, as no fresh fatality has been reported in the last 72 hours.
in Haryana on Tuesday, with 31 people testing positive for the disease in the state, officials said. Of the 31 new cases, 11 were reported from Gurgaon district, one of the worst-affected by the pandemic in Haryana.
Punjab witnessed another significant rise in coronavirus cases on Tuesday with 219 more people, mostly Nanded pilgrims, testing positive for the infection. Two people a 55-year-old Hoshiarpur man and a 22-year-old woman from Amritsar also succumbed to the infection, taking the death toll to 25 in the state. Both died on Monday.
Of the state’s tally of 1,451, those who have returned from Maharashtra’s Nanded account for 67 per cent (969 cases), a health official said. 219 cases reported on Tuesday, 174 were linked to the Nanded pilgrims. The maximum 48 fresh cases surfaced in Gurdaspur, followed by 47 in Tarn Taran and 34 in Fazilka, a medical bulletin said.
Meanwhile, Three journalists from Telangana based in New Delhi have tested positive for Covid-19. The Telangana government on Tuesday said it had released Rs 12 lakh for testing and treatment of the three, working for a Telugu television channel, IANS reported.
Industry Minister K.T. Rama Rao enquired about the positive cases among the Delhi Telugu media and instructed officials to provide them necessary support on behalf of the state government.
The total number of coronavirus cases in the world has crossed 36.6 lakh while the death toll has crossed 2.52 lakh with the US being the most-affected country. Several countries have started work on vaccines while US President Donald Trump has said the country is hoping to get the coronavirus vaccine by the end of this year.
(With Agency Inputs ).