Coronavirus The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection in India crossed the 1.25 lakh-mark on Saturday, while the death toll has topped the 3,700-mark as well. At 9:30 AM on this day, the COVID-19 tally in the country has reached 1,25,101 cases, which includes 69,597 active cases; 51,783 cured, discharged, or migrated patients, and 3,720 deaths.
According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, as many as 6,654 new COVID-19 cases and 137 deaths were reported in the country in the last 24 hours, marking a significant spike. In fact, this is the highest spike in India’s COVID-19 tally so far. The last highest jump was of a spike of about 6,088 cases yesterday, thereby marking three significant and consecutive highest jumps in the country’s COVID-19 tally.
Yesterday, the COVID-19 tally in India was nearing 1.2 lakh-mark, while the death toll had already topped the 3,500-mark. However, the recovery rate this morning stands at 41.39%, the Health Ministry informed.
Maharashtra continues to be the epicenter of the coronavirus spread where the number of cases has witnessed an even large spike recently. According to the Health Ministry, Maharashtra has the highest number of cases with 44,582 positive cases of infection and 1,517 deaths.
Notably, Mumbai, the financial capital of the country, has become the hotbed of the coronavirus spread in the state where the number of cases has crossed the 27,000-mark and the death toll has topped the 900-mark as well. At 9:30 AM on this day, the COVID-19 tally in Mumbai showed 27,251 cases and 909 deaths.
One of the real challenges in Mumbai is controlling the disease contamination in Asia’s biggest slum — Dharavi, which is an extremely densely-populated region.
Maharashtra is followed by Tamil Nadu with 14,753 cases, which overtook Gujarat due to a recent massive spike in the number of cases. Gujarat is third on the list with 13,273 cases.
After Gujarat comes Delhi, where the COVID-19 figure stands at 12,319 with 5,897 patients recovered and 208 fatalities. Rajasthan has reported 6,494 cases of which 3,680 have recovered and 153 patients are dead.
Madhya Pradesh has reported 6,170 positive cases so far of which 3,089 patients have recovered and 272 patients have lost their lives due to the virus. In Uttar Pradesh, as many as 5,735 people have confirmed
In Kerala, which reported the country’s first COVID-19 case, 733 people have been detected positive for coronavirus so far.
As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak continues to spread like wildfire in India, the central and state governments are respectively amping up all of their efforts to check potential contamination.
The Union Home Ministry had on Wednesday dropped domestic air travel from the list of prohibited activities during the ongoing lockdown over COVID-19, as the government announced the resumption of services from May 25.
On the other hand, the Indian Railways has stated that it will run 200 non-AC passenger trains from June 1. These new trains will be plying in addition to the ‘Shramik Special’ trains and air-conditioned special trains which are carrying passengers from Delhi to 15 major cities