Maharashtra remained the most affected state in India with a total of 5,652 coronavirus cases with 269 deaths since the outbreak.
So far, 4,324 patients have been discharged or cured of highly contagious disease and have moved to a country
According to the latest Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data, India’s novel coronavirus count has risen to 21,700, with 1,229 fresh cases in the last 24 hours. With this, the death toll due to the virus has increased to 686 since yesterday, as over 34 patients succumbed to the highly contagious disease.
As of now, there are 16,689 active cases in India. The ministry said that there are also 77 foreign nationals who are affected by the virus.
In addition, there are at least 4,324 patients who have been discharged or recovered from a highly contagious disease and have migrated from a country.
Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Luv Agarwal said in a press briefing today, “As of today, we have 12 districts that have not had a fresh case in the last 28 days or more. There are now 78 districts (23). (UT) who have not reported any fresh cases during the last 14 days, However, he also said that the increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the country is “more or less linear, not exponential.”
According to Health Ministry data on Thursday morning, 4,257 COVID-19 patients have been cured so far, with a recovery rate of 19.89% as of now, Aggarwal said. He also stated, “We are able to cut virus transmission, minimizing the spread of COVID-19 in 30 days of lockdown.”
The Ministry of Health stated that in the last month, the number of dedicated COVID-19 hospitals increased by 3.5 times, while isolation beds increased by 3.6 times.
Talking about the exemption during the nationwide lockout imposed till 3 May 2020, Punya Salila Srivastava, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, said that the Ministry of Home Affairs has clarified to the states that in-house caregivers of senior citizens, mobile recharge Utilities and Food Processing Units. Urban areas are exempt from lockdown restrictions.
Emphasizing the urgency of the number of COVID-19 tests conducted so far, CK Mishra, Environment Secretary, and Chairman, Empowered Group-2 stated, “On 23 March, we conducted 14,915 trials across the country and 22 April. We have done more than 5 lakh tests. If a rough calculation is done, it is about 33 times in 30 days. This is not enough and we need a ramp test in this country. ”
Meanwhile, Maharashtra remained the most affected state, crossing the 5,600 marks in cases of coronavirus. The total number of cases increased to 5,652 with 269 deaths in the state. Mumbai recorded the highest number of cases of 3,600 positive COVID-19 patients.
According to the latest figures, Gujarat is followed by Maharashtra, which is over 2,000 points with 2,407 cases and 103 deaths. Delhi comes immediately after Gujarat with 2,248 positive patients and 48 deaths.
As per the recorded deaths, apart from Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Delhi, the other most affected states are Madhya Pradesh (81), Telangana (24), Andhra Pradesh (27), Uttar Pradesh (21), Punjab (16), Karnataka. (17), Tamil Nadu (18), Rajasthan (27), West Bengal (15), Jammu and Kashmir (5), Kerala (3), Jharkhand (3), Haryana (3) and Bihar (2). Meghalaya, Odisha, Assam, Himachal Pradesh and one death each have been reported.
However, as good news, all coronavirus positive cases in Goa and Manipur are now negative, informed the concerned state officials. In addition, the Ministry of Health stated that the growth of COVID-19 has declined in Odisha and Kerala.
State-wise total coronavirus cases in India are:
#Andaman and Nicobar Islands – 18
#Andhra Pradesh – 895
#Arunachal Pradesh – 1
#Assam – 35
#Bihar – 148
#Chandigarh – 27
#Chhattisgarh – 36
#Delhi – 2248
#Goa – 7
#Gujarat – 240
#Haryana – 262
#Himachal Pradesh – 40
#Jammu and Kashmir – 407
#Jharkhand – 49
#Karnataka – 443
#Kerala – 438
#Ladakh – 1
#Madhya Pradesh – 1695
#Maharashtra – 5652
#Manipur – 2
#Meghalaya – 12
#Mizoram – 1
#Odisha – 83
#Puducherry – 7
#Punjab – 277
#Rajasthan – 1890
#Tamil Nadu – 1629
#Telangana – 960
#Tripura – 2
#Uttarakhand – 4
#Uttar Pradesh – 1509
#West Bengal – 656
Apart from this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with Chief Ministers through video conferencing on Monday. This is the third time the PM has called a meeting with all the Chief Ministers during demonetization. One of the key issues in Monday’s meeting that is likely to be raised especially from chief ministers of non-BJP-ruled states is the need for more financial support from the central government to fight the epidemic.
Globally, the novel coronavirus infection has crossed 26 lakh, while according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University, the death toll has exceeded 180,000. The US has so far recorded over 800,000 confirmed cases with 44,845 deaths.