On Sunday, the coronavirus count has crossed 40,000 cases in India with new infections reaching another new height. Delhi (427 new cases), Gujarat (374), Punjab (330), Tamil Nadu (266), Haryana (66) and J&K (35) has reported their highest jump in COVID-19 cases in one single day.It is of concern as the number of cases has increased significantly in the last 3 days of the second phase of lockdown, just before the restrictions in several parts of India are set to be lessened. India reported ne...
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On Sunday, the coronavirus count has crossed 40,000 cases in India with new infections reaching another new height. Delhi (427 new cases), Gujarat (374), Punjab (330), Tamil Nadu (266), Haryana (66) and J&K (35) has reported their highest jump in COVID-19 cases in one single day.
It is of concern as the number of cases has increased significantly in the last 3 days of the second phase of lockdown, just before the restrictions in several parts of India are set to be lessened. India reported new cases which spiked to 2,667, breaking the Saturday’s record of 2,564. The worst-hit state, Maharashtra, continued to show a dip as the state reported 678 new cases, a little less from 790 on the previous day, and significantly less than 1,008 cases on Friday.
According to the latest data collected from state governments, the country has recorded 42,456 coronavirus cases, out of which 11,442 have recovered and 1,390 have died.
The spike in cases in Delhi occurred at a time when the state government was considering to relax restrictions to prepare for a new normal routine. With 427 new cases, Delhi’s total coronavirus count has reached 4,549, with the death count at 64.
New coronavirus cases nearly doubled within a day in Punjab. In the last 2 days, Punjab’s coronavirus count has increased approximately 200%, as reported from 585 cases on Friday to 1,102 on Sunday. This was mostly due to returning pilgrims from Maharashtra’s Nanded who were tested positive. On Sunday, these 324 pilgrims were positive out of the 330 new cases. Punjab has now reached the unwanted difference of being the first state in the region and 10th in the country to have cross the 4-figure mark. The numbers are expected to upsurge as results of 5,140 tests are still pending, according to the authorities.
Haryana also witnessed a huge spike in cases, with 66 cases reported on Sunday. Five COVID-19 deaths are recorded so far. The new patients include four doctors in Sonipat, four journalists in Panipat, and four anganwadi kendra workers in Jind. Faridabad has 73 cases and Gurgaon has reported 72 cases, as the worst-hit districts in Haryana.
Rajasthan reported death of three people due to coronavirus, taking state’s count to 71. 114 new cases were tested positive on Sunday taking the state’s count to 2886.
Gujarat is the 2nd worst-affected state in the country, has reported 374 new cases and 28 deaths, both highest in a single day. Out of this, only Ahmedabad has reported 274 new cases and 23 deaths. The state’s total count has reached 5,428 and its death count is 290.
Tamil Nadu has also seen a sharp spike in COVID-19 cases. It recorded 266 new cases taking its count to 3,023. Andhra Pradesh recorded 58 new cases on Sunday, taking the count to 1583.
In Telangana, 21 new cases were recorded taking the overall count in the state to 1,082. A day of relief was seen for Kerala as no new case was reported on Sunday. Till now, 499 positive cases are reported in the state, out of which 401 people are discharged.
More than 11000 people have recovered which is nearly 26% of the total number of persons affected by the coronavirus disease.
Jammu and Kashmir reported 35 fresh cases of coronavirus taking its count to 701. The number of coronavirus cases in Bihar has reached 517 with 36 new cases, including two cancer patients, were tested positive for the disease.
Source: The Times of India
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