India’s Covid count crosses 9 lakh; 28.6k+ cases, 538 deaths on Mon
NEW DELHI: India’s Covid-19 caseload zoomed past the 9 lakh mark, just three days after crossing 8 lakh, as the new week began with the addition of over 28,600 cases and 538 deaths in the country.
The past week saw the biggest rise in both cases and deaths from the virus in the country, discounting the third week of June when 2,003 deaths, mostly back-dated, were added in a single day. Over 1.83 lakh cases and 3,466 deaths were recorded in the past week (July 6-12), at a daily average of over 26,100 cases and 495 deaths.
On Monday, 28,648 new cases emerged across the country, taking the total caseload to 9,07,041, as per data collated from state go nments. With 538 more deaths, India’s Covid-19 toll rose to 23,695. While more than 5.7 lakh patients have so far recovered from the infections, there are 3.12 lakh active cases.
The count of fresh infections was slightly below Sunday’s record number of 29,271, in keeping with the general trend of a dip in cases every Monday. Yet, at least six states reported their highest single-day surge in cases, with Andhra Pradesh detecting 1,935 infections, Uttar Pradesh 1,664, Gujarat 902, Madhya Pradesh 575, Punjab 357 and Chhattisgarh 184 (tied with Sunday’s peak).
Maharashtra recorded 6,497 fresh coronavirus cases, its lowest increase in the last six days. With this, the overall Covid-19 cases in the state stood at 2,60,924. Cases in Mumbai too registered a dip, reporting 1,158 cases. The number of patients currently under treatment in the state is over 1.05 lakh.
Delhi continued to report a dip in cases, with 1,246 on Monday, while the day's death toll rose slightly by 40.
Karnataka reported 2,738 fresh cases of Covid-19, the second-highest single-day increase, including 1,315 from Bengaluru. However, the state reported 73 deaths, including 47 in Bengaluru, the highest for a single day in the state and its capital. Karnataka and Bengaluru both reported more deaths than Tamil Nadu (66) and Chennai (24) during the day, with Bengaluru also reported more fresh cases than Chennai (1,140).
Andhra Pradesh recorded 37 deaths on Monday, the highest single-day roll, taking the cumulative toll to 365. The state continued to witness an upward trend in infections with 1,935 new Covid-19 cases detected on Monday. AP tested 19,247 samples on Monday and of them, 1,935 were found positive. This translates into a case positivity rate of about 10%.
Bihar recorded 14 Covid-19 deaths on Monday, including the first death of a doctor due to the infection, taking the toll to 151. Dr Ashwani Kumar, a physician practising in Gaya who was admitted in hospital on July 2 and was on ventilator, died at AIIMS-Patna.
Do not waste PMs time. Busy with Bihar and Bengal election preparations
Mumbai has 1.5 out of every 100 cases IN THE WORLD.
Maharashtra has 3 out of every 10 cases in India.
And India will cross 1 MILLION cases in 4 days.
Mathematical models predict India will have 33 MILLION cases.
And go nment is opening internal and international travel for mass movement of people!!!
Lakhs will die if govt. does this.
it is high time for a nationwide complete lockdown for 2 months straight.
Iqbal S Kapasi
This recovery rate is a sham, patients are being discharged after 5 days without testing. While WHO guidelines says mandatory 14 days and two confirm negative tests before discharged.
Where is Health Minister Hatsh Bardhan ? Where he is hiding ? Where is Baba Ramdev and his chela Balakrishna ? Also most of our ministers are inefficient. They just survive by taking the nane of Modi only.
The Health Minister can’t go personally to put face masks on 1.4 billion prople. If prople behave irresponsibly then not only they suffer but also make oyhetx suffer!
for this Our Great leader Mr. Na Mo is responsible . Eventhough he was knowing this pandemic in December he did not take any action till March end.
Iqbal S Kapasi
modi said to be self reliant. means you are on your own, I have no clue to control the pandemic, btw am buying buying MLA, arresting those who oppose me
Banging pots and pans and lighting the candles with fireworks was a futile exercise
ICMR Chief , Health Minister, Baba Ramdev must appear in news conferemce everyday to update India Public on the progress of Covid19 crisis and syeps ate are being taken. You guys cannot hide from responsibility.
It all looks like India is heading in the wrong direction in its fight against Corona. Even Iran is nowhere near India today
By October 2 million ! it seems the medicine called remdesivir for Covid infections is costing around Rs . 5500/- but this medicine is being sold in private hospitals and in some medical stores for Rs. 35k ! Same thing happened with the masks N 95 . The actual projected cost reported by media was Rs.50/- per unit , the same mask is being sold for Rs. 175 to Rs. 250/- in the market !
Country people want to know the progress of Vaccine Trial. Are you making any progress ?
Going to get released before Bihar elections.
As a veteran academician and a foreign affairs expert who is now settled abroad, I have been asking the Indian go nment to immediately ban any and all kinds of news related to covid in India. This is creating unnecessary fear among the hapless people. Lot many more people die due to malaria and flu in India. Road accidents kill close to 500,000 people in India every year. Covid has so far killed only 23,000. When the newspaper doesn't report daily death count etc. due to malaria, flu, or road accident, what is the point in reporting corona numbers everyday?
Modi Gathas handled the crisis poorly, very poorly. Incompetence of the central go nment is evident at every step. I don’t understand which idiots vote for this egotistical and incompetent man?
Very scary and alarming situation .
Although it is disheartening to see the cases go up but when compared with the US where the state of Florida with a oopulation of only 21 million rrporting 15,000 new cases India is still doing a good job especially cosidering the population density which makes social distancing difficult!
With the kind of population and density in our country, any pandemic was a ticking time bomb. People are too oversmart, casual and irresponsible in our country. No Govt. can do anything.