Coronavirus: 2 more deaths as new cases surge by 99; total now 498
NEW DELHI: Covid-19 infections continued to spike across the country, with 99 fresh cases reported from states on Monday — by far the highest for a single day —even as two more Covid-19 patients succumbed to the disease, taking the coronavirus death toll to nine so far.
The count of coronavirus cases in the country stood close to 500, with 498 cases reported so far by the states. As many as 246 cases have surfaced in the past three days, accounting for nearly half of all cases reported since January 30. The health ministry confirmed 468 cases, of which 40 are foreigners.
On the brighter side, 35 patients have so far recovered and have been discharged, health ministry officials said. The two Covid-19 deaths were reported from West Bengal and Himachal Pradesh, even as Kerala (28) and Maharashtra (23) continued to register the highest number of fresh cases.
Gujarat, with 12 new cases, was another hotspot. In all, 15 states/ UTs reported new cases on Monday, with Himachal Pradesh entering the list with three cases and one death. Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research, which has been conducting mathematical modelling of Covid-19 cases, said strictly implemented steps for social distancing would reduce the expected number of coronavirus cases by 62% and the peak number of cases by 89%.
“That’s why we are focussing so much on lockdown to stop the chain of transmission. People can help us by simply staying at home,” said an ICMR expert.
Bengal’s first Covid-19 death was a 55-year-old railway employee, who was admitted to Kolkata’s AMRI Hospital with severe respiratory distress, cough and fever on March 16. He had been confirmed positive for the virus two days ago. The patient died due to cardiac arrest at 3.35pm after two failed attempts to put him on ECM (extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation) support.
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Kunal Dutt • 8 hours ago
Stay home.. Don't roam like idiots
Kunal Dutt • 4 hours ago
Yes. But the only problem now our population has is getting essential goods (food and medicine).
Only Facts • 8 hours ago
There is no need to panic,just stay home and see what happens
sam mm• 3 hours ago
This attitude will kill everyone,u should worry, stay at home , be cautious , don't be casual
Hermes Innovator• 3 hours ago
What else we can do ? Luckily china controlled it by lockdown. Italy, spain and france ignored that and suffering hugely.
Pavan Kumar • 8 hours ago
People has to stay back at home. Once it starts spreading there is no stopping. Understand the situation and restrict yourself to your home.
Election Beast• 3 hours ago
It's too late now...feeku woke up late
Subhas Basu • India • 8 hours ago
Don't be the enemy of the nation. Stay at home and maintain basic hygiene. You will save others' lives.
vasaml • 8 hours ago
Instead of learning from what happened in Italy and China, people actually gave it a warm welcome by being on streets and not following official orders. India deserves pappu.
Mumbaikar • 5 hours ago
The virus doesn’t move, people move it. We stop moving, the virus stops moving, the virus dies, It’s that simple.”
Pls stay home
Sudip • 5 hours ago
i appeal to all idiots who are taking it lightly please stay indoors and save yourself and others
Ninja • 4 hours ago
Guys, time to stay united and follow both center and state govt. No time to think about politics, religions etc. It's a huge HUGE threat and this virus can lead to mayhem on streets if we don't follow govt advices. Even the most powerful countries have bowed down completely such as US, Italy, Switzerland etc .....
N • 4 hours ago
It is understood that some people arriving from abroad in order to escape quarantine ate taking paracetamol and relayed medicine.
This helps them thermal scanning.
Fools don't realize that their own family are put to very high risk.
Padmanaban • Hyderabad • 5 hours ago
Biggest mistake by the Government is allowing International passengers into the country, when there is no temperature and other symptoms. Such passengers when allowed out of Airport after advising them as home quarantine, they never followed. Instead they mingled with public. Later on they developed symptoms, meanwhile they transmitted Coronavirus to other innocent people. Now we are entering in to community spreading, which is now imminent.
Munish Anand • 4 hours ago
Staying at home is the best solution & maintain hygiene.
Kochar Bipin • 4 hours ago
The huge spurt in Italy and New York is due to people not following social distancing and violating lock down restrictions. South Korea and Japan have demonstrated that virus can be kept in control by every citizen behaving responsibly
Sudharsan • 5 hours ago
India needs to build 1000 bedded corona hospital in each and every district...like china did...before worse sweeps in.
Ninja • 4 hours ago
Please talk to whomsoever you can and tell them to stay at home. If people don't stay home then MILLIONS might die all over India. That's a fact.
N • 4 hours ago
Come on RaGa, come out with some comments.
We need your entertainment at this distressed hour.
Dinesh Kumar • 4 hours ago
We will fight and defeat coronavirus. Modiji
Truth Is • 3 hours ago
We have three options. stay at home, stay in hospital or stay in photo frame. So, have some sense and opt the one you want...
Kayveeala • 3 hours ago
I don't understand why the rich and mighty go to foreign countries for honeymoon and sight seeing. There are many places in India which are far more beautiful and culturally rich than these foreign sites.
Victork • 4 hours ago
Please go and drop Sonia in Itlay. They are not treating anyone ovee 60.
Dutta • Pune • 4 hours ago
god's way of controlling population and pollution
Human • 5 hours ago
India is in Better postion . Just obey ORDERS from GOVERMENT . In USA in One Day 100 died and 6000 Case increase in ONE DAY