Coronavirus in India: Corona infection on the rise in eight states, more than 40,000 new cases reported in 24 hours
Cases of corona infection are on the rise in eight states and Union Territories, including the national capital Delhi and Maharashtra. In the last 24 hours, more than 40,000 new cases have come to light, most of them in these eight states. Kerala also has a high number of new cases but the graph is declining.
According to the Union Health Ministry, the infection graph is on the rise in eight states – Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka, and Haryana. According to data released by the ministry at 8 am, these states accounted for 80 per cent more of the 40,953 new cases that came to light in the last 24 hours after 111 days. Earlier, on November 29 last year, 41,810 new cases came to light. Of the new cases, only three states – Maharashtra (62 per cent), Kerala (8.83 per cent) and Punjab (5.36 per cent) account for 76.22 per cent. In terms of numbers, 25861 new cases have been reported in Maharashtra, 2470 in Punjab, 1984 in Kerala, 1587 in Karnataka, 1140 in Madhya Pradesh, and 716 in Delhi.
According to Tarala, the total number of patients has crossed one crore of 15 lakh 55 thousand. Of these, more than 111,700 patients have fully recovered and 159,558 people have died so far, including 188 deaths in the last one day. The recovery rate of patients has come down to 96.12 percent and the death rate remains at 1.38 percent. The relief is that the number of myths is lower than in new cases.
One lakh more patients in three days
According to the ministry, more than one lakh patients have come forward in the last three days alone. While 40953 new cases were received on Saturday, 39726 new cases were reported on Friday and 35871 new cases were registered on Thursday. The number of active cases has increased to 288394 which is 2.49 percent of the total patients.
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Investigation of ‘Super Spreader’ in Ahmedabad
In Ahmedabad, the probe into the ‘super spreader’, which has been ramping up corona infections, has intensified. These include vegetable sellers, drug dealers, grocers, auto-rickshaw drivers, salons and masons, and laborers. Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation officials said that corona check-ups would be conducted at 18 city health centers in the city and those who reported negative would be given cards and would be able to do business with them.