COVID-19 infection continued its surge in Maharashtra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat. Maharashtra’s coronavirus count inched towards 40,000 mark as the state recorded over 2,000 coronavirus cases. The total number of COVID-19 patients in the state stood at 39,297. As many as 1,390 coronavirus patients have succumbed to death in the state.
Delhi also witnessed the highest spike in COVID-19 count. As many as 534 people tested positive for novel coronavirus in the national capital in the last 24 hours. Overall 11,088 people have been infected by Coronavirus in Delhi. The coronavirus cases in Tamil Nadu breached the grim milestone of 13,000. The state has highest number of COVID-19 cases after Maharashtra.
India is among 11 countries that has over a 1 lakh cases, but has fewer deaths — 3,435 — and only behind Russia’s 2,972. Only 2.94% of Indians confirmed positive are on oxygen support, 3% in Intensive Care Units and 0.45% on ventilator support, the Union health ministry said on Thursday.
About 6.39% of the total number of active coronavirus cases in the country needed hospital support, Lav Agarwal, joint secretary, health ministry said that despite similar population, total cases of COVID-19 in top 15 countries is 34 times that of India,” he stated. He again reiterated the importance of social distancing and maintaining a basic hygiene routine to mitigate the spread of virus.