India- As of Monday, 6th July, the Union Health Ministry confirmed a total of 24 thousand new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, from all over the country. With this, India has surpassed Russia as the third worst-hit Covid-19 country in the world, led by the United States and Brazil.
According to statistics released by the government, as of 8 A.M on Monday, the confirmed cases go up to 6.97 lakh, with an increase of 24 thousand new cases in one day and 2.53 lakh active cases, out of which 8 thousand are from the last 24 hours. Nevertheless, the total number of cured patients grows to 4.24 lakh, with 15 thousand cured in one day, but 19 thousand deaths, including 425 from yesterday. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Delhi reported the highest number of cases. Given the pandemic states all over the country are implementing policies and changes to cope with the situation.
With 6 thousand new cases in one day, Maharashtra reports a total of 206,619 confirmed Covid-19 patients. Although there are 1.11 lakh recoveries so far, to an 8,822 death rate, the number does not seem to decrease. The state government also announced setting up a task force of doctors and medical experts in every district to manage the Covid-19 outbreak. From 8th July, hotels and other accommodation services outside containment zones are allowed to operate at 33% of their capacity.
Tamil Nadu confirms 1.11 lakh cases including, 4 thousand within the last 24 hours. With a ratio of 62 thousand to 1 thousand patients cured to losses. As per the government guidelines, from today, some parts of the state will be allowed to keep open small shops, places of worship.
Despite a total of 99 thousand confirmed cases in the city and 2 thousand cases, since yesterday, the Health Ministry has reported the positivity rate has declined from around 30percent to 10 percent in the last three weeks. The number of tests in Delhi has increased from 5,481 to 18,766 in a month. It’s current cured cases count goes to 71 thousand with a death rate of 3 thousand. On Sunday, an inauguration was held with HM Amit Shah to open the 1000-bed facility dedicated to COVID patients at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Hospital.
With 36 thousand cases, Gujrat is 4th state with the highest number of Covid-19 patients. The statistics show a rise of 425 new patients from 5th July to 6th July. About 25 thousand patients have recovered so far, with a death rate of thousand. The Health Ministry, along with Delhi, suggests a decrease in the number of positive patients in the Gujrat.
After Gujrat, Uttar Pradesh is also coming down on the number of Covid-19 cases. However, the current confirmed cases number stands at 27 thousand, with a thousand new patients for the last 24 hours. The total number of recovered in the state is about 18 thousand, but with a death rate of 785 patients. A helpdesk has been introduced in the Etawah district today for the prevention of Coronavirus.
Following is an image of all the states with more than 4 thousand coronavirus patients are from all over India, including confirmed cases, cured cases, death rates.
At the bottom stands the southernmost state of Kerala, with 5 thousand confirmed cases and 3 thousand cured so far. On Monday, it became the first state to announce that mandatory norms for Covid-19 for a whole year, by making protective masks compulsory and that only 50 people will be allowed to a wedding, and 20 to a funeral.
As of Monday, ICMR conducted a total of 10 million tests all across the country.
On 4th July, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) also maintained in its press release that they are launching a vaccine for Covid-19 by 15th August. Although many scientist and medical experts find the timeline quite unrealistic, the ICMR stated that, “While issues raised in the public domain from time-to-time from commentators are welcome, as they form an important part of the feedback loop, the best of India’s medical professionals and research scientists should not be second-guessed for their professionalism or adherence to the highest scientific rigor”.