coronavirus update indiaas on : 25 October 2020 06:29 GMT+5:30
COVID-19: India Crosses 90,000 Mark, Records Highest Single Day Spike In Coronavirus Cases|10 Points
India has recorded highest single day spike in the COVID-19 cases with 4,987 reported in 24 hours taking the overall country's tally to over 90,000 cases.
COVID-19: India Crosses 90,000 Mark, Records Highest Single Day Spike In Coronavirus Cases
NEW DELHI: India has crossed the 90,000 mark after it recorded highest single day spike in the Coronavirus cases. With 4,987 fresh new patients, the new total of country's tally has rounded up to 90,927 cases so far.
The union health ministry notified this morning that out of these cases, 2,872 deaths has been registered so far with 120 casualties in the last 24 hours.
Today, the recovey rate stood at 37.51 percent with more than 34,000 patients being recovered.
Country's four worst hit states-Maharashtra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat - also reported the highest surge in the Coronavirus count in the last 24 hours.
Here Are The Top 10 Accentuated Points😷:
1. Maharashtra, the worst-hit state accounts for nearly one-third of the country's total COVID-19 cases. The state crossed the 30,000-mark on Saturday as it registered 1,606 fresh cases in a single day. Talking about worst-hit city, Mumbai recorded a spike of 884 cases taking the ne total to 18,555 cases.
2. Tamil Nadu's Coronavirus cases has reached above the 10,000-mark. The southern state registered 400 fresh cases in a single day. On the other hand, national capital Delhi has crossed the 9,000-mark in it's total COVID-19 tally with 438 new cases reported on Saturday. As if now, 129 casualties have been reported in the city-state.
3. The western state of Gujarat with the second-highest number of coronavirus cases in the country recorded 340 new COVID-19 patients on Saturday.
4. The Union Health Ministry has released a list of dos and don'ts that urban local bodies can use to contain the spread of the pandemic in "informal settlements" in the cities which are often overcrowded with many people crammed into small living spaces.
5. The document released by the health ministry read, "A substantial percentage of this population is migrant workers employed in industrial and other informal sector. These areas are characterised by poor structural quality of housing, inadequate access to safe water, poor sanitation and insecure residential status. There are gaps in health and healthcare services." To effectively carry out the suggested implications in the area's to tackle the spread of the virus, the Health Ministry said that an 'incident commander' would be identified to handle "planning, operation, logistics and finance teams" that will work on measures to contain the coronavirus and will report to the Municipal Commissioner.
6. The southern most state of Kerala reported 11 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, taking the number of active cases to 87. The state, which had last week declared that it had flattened the curve, reported only 20 active cases on May 10. But that turned upside down as in just six days, kn May 16, the state recorded 87 cases, an increase of 60 positive cases.
7. The third phase of pan-India lockdown, which began on March 25 to contain spread of the coronavirus, ends today i.e. on Sunday. The government is expected into ease restrictions in the Lockdown 4.0 starting Monday.
8. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a Rs 20 lakh crore fiscal stimuli to help revive the economy affected severely by the pandemic. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will unveil the fifth and final tranche of government's package after shev announced several big announcements this week, including a Rs 1-lakh crore package for agriculture and allied sectors and Rs 3 lakh crore fiscal support for medium and small-scale businesses.
9. The World Health Organisation (WHO) warned on Saturday that spraying disinfectant on the streets, as practised in some countries, does not eliminate the new coronavirus and even poses a health risk. "Spraying or fumigation of outdoor spaces, such as streets or marketplaces, is... not recommended to kill the COVID-19 virus or other pathogens because disinfectant is inactivated by dirt and debris," maintained the WHO.
10. Globally, over 40 lakh people have been affected by the highly contagious illness. The United States is the worst-hit country in the world bybthe global Pandemic in terms of the number of casualties. It has now confirmed a total of 1,466,682 cases and over 88,000 people have died in US due to COVID-19.