Coronavirus Cases In 24 Hours Cross 10,000-Mark; India 4th Worst-Hit

Coronavirus: The government said the country is definitely not” in the community transmission stage.

New Delhi:
India has 2,97,535 coronavirus cases, data from the Union Health Ministry showed this morning, crossing the COVID-19 tally of the United Kingdom. India now is ranked fourth in the world in terms of coronavirus cases, after the US, Brazil and Russia. The country recorded over 10,000 new COVID-19 cases in a day for the first time, with 10,956 people testing positive for the deadly virus infection. The death count rose to 8,498 with a record single-day spike of 396 fatalities. The government on Thursday said the country is definitely not” in the community transmission stage of the coronavirus pandemic amid speculation over the past few days on the spike in cases in Mumbai and Delhi.

Here are the top 10 updates on coronavirus:

  1. Maharashtra has recorded the highest single-day jump in the number of coronavirus cases and fatalities with 3,607 fresh infections and 152 deaths on Thursday. The worst-hit state in the country has now surpassed Canada with 97,648 COVID-19 cases of which 46,078 have recovered, a state health official said. Mumbai has 54,085 cases with 1,540 new cases on Thursday. The city now has 1,954 coronavirus deaths.

  2. Tamil Nadu, which has reported 38,716 virus cases, remains the state with the state with the second-highest number of cases. In what is being seen as a controversial move, civic body in Chennai – where the coronavirus cases have crossed 27,000 – has made a 14-day quarantine mandatory for all those visiting labs to give samples for COVID-19 tests. The family members of such persons too must to be on quarantine during this period. The city’s civic body believes this would help check the spread of the virus.

  3. Delhi, the state with the third-highest virus cases in India, reported its highest spike in coronavirus cases on Thursday with 1,877 new cases, taking the total to over 34,687. The total number of deaths in the national capital has risen to 1,085, authorities said. The Delhi government estimates that there will be 5.5 lakh cases by July 31.

  4. The country’s recovery rate – number of patients who have successfully fought the illness – stood at 49.47 per cent this morning. 1,47,195 people have recovered, the Health Ministry said. The number of recoveries are more than the active novel coronavirus cases for the second consecutive day.

  5. While a total of 53,63,445 samples have been tested so far, 1,50,305 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

  6. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the coronavirus crisis must become a turning point for the country and reinforce the mission for Atma Nirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India). Addressing business leaders of Bengal, PM Modi also said it was possible for “People, Planet and Profit” to co-exist and flourish together.

  7. The government called the nationwide lockdown a success in checking the rapid spread of the virus, unveiling a report that says COVID-19 is prevalent in less than one per cent of the population in 83 districts. 

  8. The United States has recorded another 941 coronavirus-related fatalities in the last 24 hours, bringing the country’s death count so far to 1,13,774, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. 

  9. Globally, 75,13,208 people have been infected with the highly contagious virus.

  10. The novel coronavirus first surfaced in December in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.

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