With another high single day spike of the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19, India would soon cross 15 lakh cases.
According to the Union Health Ministry, on the 28th of July, India reported 47,074 new cases of the Novel Coronavirus.
In the past 24 hours, India tested 5,28,000 samples, of which 47,074 tested COVID-19 positive.
With these updates, till date India has a total of 14,83,157 positive cases. Of the total, 4,96,998 are active cases, 9,52,774 are recovered/discharged cases and 33,425 deceased.
Of the total active cases, majority of cases were from only a few states, including Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Telangana and Madhya Pradesh.
Delhi was also one of the worst COVID-19 affected region of India.
However, with rapid testing and 80% recovery rate, Delhi’s COVID-19 situation is improving.
Delhi has 10,994 active cases, 1,16,372 recovered/discharged cases and 3,853 deceased.
Another Indian state with good recovery rate is Telangana. In Telangana, there are only 13,753 active cases and 42,909 recovered or discharged. The recovery rate of Telangana stands at 75.09 %.
However, the rise in cases in India is a matter of concern for governments of states and union territories.
Meanwhile, the Union Health Ministry, directed all states and union territories to increase per day testing.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) three Ts, tracing, testing and treating is the only major cure of the Novel Coronavirus.
Until any proven cure comes as a vaccine for the deadly infection, self isolation, precautions like social distancing, wearing face masks and sanitizer is helpful to avoid getting infected by the virus.
Meanwhile, since the cases in India are increasing, France donated ventilators to India.
France donated 50 Osiris-3 ventilators and 70 Yuwell 830 ventilators with BiPAP mode to India. The French donation was announced even as Israel brought in 50 mechanical ventilators as well as starting a new initiative to work together to build Covid testing systems.
Globally, the Coronavirus infected as many as 16,527,201 people and claimed 6,53,973 lives.
Stay tuned for further updates.