Delhi struggles to cope with Covid-19 surge

Sunday, 28 Jun, 2020

India claimed in excess of 17,000 new coronavirus conditions over the very last 24 several hours, pushing the country's overall over 500,000, federal wellbeing ministry knowledge showed on Saturday, with bacterial infections surging in main metropolitan areas like the funds New Delhi. Of these, 1,97,387 patients are still under treatment.

The percentage of people turning out to be positive from among those tested is also going up as due to lifting of the lockdown people have completely forgotten social distancing norms and are out on the streets with scant regard for the pandemic, said Kumar, who works at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.

Since June 20, India has added 92,573 coronavirus cases and more than 3.18 lakh since June 1.

Maharashtra so far has reported 1,52,765 cases, including 7,106 deaths while Delhi has 77,240 cases and 2,492 deaths, followed by Tamil Nadu with 74,622 cases with 957 deaths. Also, the slum colony, which once reported more than 80 cases in a day, witnessed only eight new COVID-19 cases on June 26.

The ministry said that there are now 2,086 people hospitalized in intensive care units, of which 1,772 are on ventilators, with 437 in critical condition.

Some state governments are considering imposing new lockdowns.

The number of COVID-19 cases has gone up to 12,884 in Haryana, 12,798 in Madhya Pradesh, 12,349 in Telangana, 11,489 in Andhra Pradesh and 11,005 in Karnataka. 384 people passed away in the country and 18,552 new cases are registered in India yesterday alone. At least 4,200 coronavirus patients have died in Mumbai so far.

India reported its first case of coronavirus infection on January 30 from Kerala. A newborn baby got discharged from the Sion hospital and returned to Dharavi as the family felt that their home was safer than the hospital, which is one of the major centres for treating COVID-19 patients in the city. In Delhi, 3460 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the last 24 hours.

With a daily increase of 18,552 in total cases, the highest in a single day, India's tally has risen from 490,401 to 508,953, an increase of 3.8 per cent. Gurus advising the federal federal government say the authorities ought to now prioritise lowering mortality around made up of the spread of the virus.