- Highest cases rise of COVID-19 in India in the past 24 hours
- Maharashtra saw a record spike in cases of Coronavirus
- Recovery rate has increased as well
India saw the biggest ever rise in the cases of Coronavirus when 3,900 fresh cases in the past 24 hours. Now the total number of cases of COVID-19 in the country stands at 46,433 as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Even the death toll related to the novel Coronavirus has risen to 1,568 as in the past 24 hours 195 people succumbed to the virus on Monday. This is the highest number of death reported in a single day. On Monday, Maharashtra recorded 2nd highest number of deaths in a day at 35.
In the country, Maharashtra is the worst hit state by the deadly virus. The state recorded a spike as over 1500 people tested positive for the virus on Monday. The total cases of COVID-19 in Maharashtra have now reached 14,541 while the death toll surged to 583.
Mumbai police have announced Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) will remain in action until the 17th of May. The police said, “The movement of one or more persons for all non-essential services, except for medical reasons, will be prohibited between 8 pm and 7 am,”.
Tamil Nadu also saw a huge rise in the number of cases of COVID-19 in a single day, reports say at least 537 people were diagnosed with the virus on Monday.
Delhi isn’t far in the cases either, on Monday 396 cases of Coronavirus patients were reported which took the total number of cases 4898.
The Coronavirus cases in the state of Gujarat also saw a rise as on Monday the state added 376 cases of the novel Coronavirus. With this rise, the state’s total tally increased to 5,804 and 319 fatalities due to Coronavirus.
In West Bengal, on Monday, 296 new cases of Coronavirus were reported which took the total tally crossing 1200.
From Monday itself India began the 3rd phase of COVID-19 to contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus. Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary of Health Ministry said, “During lockdown and containment activities, we have been able to control cases relatively. The curve is relatively flat as of now,”.
In a recent McKinsey research, the company talked about the impact of the novel COVID-19 in the country and how the country can recover and also talks about what could be done to mitigate the impact after discussing with more than 600 analysts and senior economists.
A piece of good news comes as India’s recovery rate of Coronavirus patients which moved to 27.52% as more than 12,500 people have recovered from the deadly virus so far. Kerala has recorded on the the best recovery rates in India as out of the 500 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 462 people made recovery.
In Delhi, 1,431 people have recovered from the virus while Tamil Nadu reported 1,409 recoveries from the 3,550 COVID-19 cases.