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Published On: Thu, Jun 11th, 2020

Delhi heading towards being ‘corona capital’ of India

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crona-11NEW DELHI : India has now taken the fourth spot in the list of nations worst hit by Corona virus. The country logged 2,93,754 cases this evening, overtaking the UK, which was in the fourth spot so far, with 2,91,588 cases. India is now preceded only by Russia, Brazil and the US.
Delhi heading towards being ‘corona capital’ of India. The national capital is fast heading towards becoming the “corona capital” of the country, observed the Delhi High Court while expressing concern over the spike in COVID-19 cases and directed that all private hospitals equipped with labs to test for corona virus and having ICMR sanction be permitted to conduct the test.
A Bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Subramonium Prasad observed that “corona capital” was “an epithet the city can well do without” and said it was need of the hour that all private hospitals equipped with labs to test for COVID-19 be permitted to do so without losing any more time.
According to latest official figures, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi is over 32,000 including 984 deaths. The number of active corona virus patients in the city is over 19,000.
Maharashtra recorded 152 deaths as its total case tally soared to 97,648 while its total death toll rose to 3,590. However, only 47,968 cases of Maharashtra’s total case tally are active ones.

With 1,418 new cases reported today, Mumbai’s total case tally has now reached 54,085 while its death toll has risen to 1,954. As many as 97 of the new deaths were reported from Mumbai city, nine from the Mira Bhayandar civic body area, seven from Kalyan Dombivali, and eight from Pune among other parts of the State.

Of the 357 new deaths reported till Thursday morning, 149 were in Maharashtra, 79 in Delhi, 34 in Gujarat, 20 in Uttar Pradesh, 19 in Tamil Nadu, 17 in West Bengal, eight in Telangana, seven each in Madhya Pradesh and Haryana, four in Rajasthan, three each in Jammu and Kashmir and Karnataka, two each in Kerala and Uttarakhand, one each in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Himachal Pradesh.
Out of the total 8,102 fatalities, Maharashtra tops the tally with 3,438 deaths followed by Gujarat with 1,347 deaths, Delhi with 984, Madhya Pradesh with 427, West Bengal with 432, Tamil Nadu with 326, Uttar Pradesh with 321, Rajasthan with 259 and Telangana with 156 deaths.
The death toll reached 78 in Andhra Pradesh, 69 in Karnataka and 55 in Punjab. Jammu and Kashmir has reported 51 fatalities due to the coronavirus disease, while 52 deaths have been reported from Haryana, 33 from Bihar, 18 from Kerala, 15 from Uttarakhand, nine from Odisha and eight from Jharkhand.
Chhattisgarh and Himachal Pradesh have registered six Covid-19 fatalities each, Chandigarh has five while Assam has recorded four deaths so far. Meghalaya, Tripura and Ladakh have reported one Covid-19 fatality each, according to the ministry’s data.

The coronavirus numbers have been increasing exponentially since the May 24, when India entered the list of top 10. It has just 18 days to reach the fourth slot. Russia currently has 4.93 lakh cases and Brazil 7.72 lakh.
The US has the maximum number more than 20 lakh.  On the way it has left behind Italy and Spain, two of the nations worst hit by the highly contagious virus which surfaced in China’s Wuhan in December.
“As many as 5,991 patients were cured of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. This takes the total number of patients recovered to 1,35,205, while the total number of active cases is now 1,33,632,” the health ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. The recovery rate now stands at 48.88%.”
(With Agency Inputs ).





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