In happier news for India, the COVID19 situation in India has shown signs of positivity as the recovery rate that has shot up to 52.47 percent.
The first case of the novel coronavirus was first reported on January 30th. Since then, India has reported over 3,54,930 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The daily increase for the past three days has been around 11,000 cases. In the last 24 hours, India reported over 2000 deaths that have made the death tally to 11,921.
However, India has more recovered cases than active cases. The active cases in India are 1,55,412 as of Wednesday afternoon while the number of recoveries has been 1,87,552. The 3.5 lakh cases have been reported from over 60,84,256 samples tested.
In the last 24 hours, over 10,000 people were discharged from COVID-19 hospitals after they successfully recovered from the disease.
The state of Maharashtra continues to remain the worst affected state with over 1,13,445 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus. The state too has more recovered cases than active cases. The number of active cases in the state is 50,044 and the total recoveries have been 57,851. The deaths due to COVID19 in the state have been 5,537.
The states of Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, and Delhi are some of the worst affected states with 48,019, 24,628, and 44,688 cases respectively. The national capital region of Delhi recorded the second-worst deaths in the country with 1,837.
PM Modi Assures Pandemic Is Not The Worst
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with Chief Ministers of various states regarding the novel coronavirus situation in the country. He lauded the efforts of the states and also acknowledged the recovery rate in the country. He also said that the pandemic has not been the worst in the country. He also reiterated that it is impossible to think of getting out of the house without wearing a mask or face cover. In the interaction, the Prime Minister said,
“For us the death of 1 Indian is unsettling but it is also true that India is one of the countries where mortality rate due to COVID-19 is lowest. Do gaj ki doori, frequent hand-washing and use of hand sanitizer are of utmost importance. With markets opening and more people stepping out, these precautions are even more important.”
Source: India Times