- India reports highest one day spike in COVID-19 cases
- Maharashtra accounts for the most number of cases
- India’s total number of cases to reach 1 lakh
India recorded the biggest ever single day jump with 5,242 new COVID-19 cases registered as it takes the total tally in the country of infected people to 96,169 out of which more than 3,000 people lost their lives as per the figures shared by the Union Ministry of Health.
The jump is cases comes just one day after the Central Government released the guidelines for the 4th phase of the lockdown imposed across India, which will continue until the 31sat of May. The government has decided to let the states in allowing them to colour-code the zones as per the incidents of COVID-19, thereby taking the final decision on what activities to be allowed in the area(s).
Of the total cases, Maharashtra accounts for the majority which is followed by Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and the national capital, Delhi. The COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra have crossed 33,000 mark and reported 2,347 cases in a day.
As per the Health Ministry, India’s recovery rat – which portrays the percentage of people successfully fighting the COVID-19 – stood at 38.29% on Monday morning. A total of 38,824 people have recovered from the virus.
In the containment zones, only the essential services and activities will be allowed, said the centre. It has now allowed busses and other vehicles as well. However, Malls, Flights, Metro, Gyms, Huge Gathering, and Cinema Halls will not be resumed.
The nation’s capital has crossed 10,000-mark as it reported 721 cases in the past 24 hours. Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister (CM) of Delhi said that the guidelines put by the centre on the lockdown were “largely in line with the proposal sent by the Delhi government”. He said the state government will give a detailed plan for the capital today.
Even the state in South, Tamil Nadu, witnessed a spike in the cases of COVID-19 as it saw 639 people testing positive for the deadly virus which took state’s tally to 11,224. The authorities sais that as of now 174 people who came back to the state via flights or trains have tested positive and this trend is worrying the state.
A vegetable market in Tamil Nadu, alone, costed 2,600 cases to the state.
In Assam, the total number of cases of Coronavirus has risen to 100 as 5 people from Guwahati and a student who returned from Delhi along with a 9 year old child and a person in Silchar tested positive for the deadly virus on Sunday.
In Madhya Pradesh, the 24 passengers which arrived at Indore Airport from Kuwait were tested positive and surged the state’s tally to 4,977 cases which include 248 deaths caused by the deadly virus.
62 countries, which include India, have backed a joint effore by Australia and the European Union which called for an independent inquiry into the response of the World Health Organisation (WHO) for the COVID-19, as per the draft resolution proposed for the 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA) meeting which began today.
Globally, the deadly virus has infected 48,06,298 (over 4.8 million) and have claimed the lives of 3,16,754 people as of now, with the United States of America being the worst hit country in the world as it reports 15,27,664 (over 1.5 million) cases including 90,978 deaths from the deadly virus.