With 2,84,281 confirmed cases of COVID-19 so far, Maharashtra remains the worst-affected state in the country, followed by Tamil Nadu (1,56,369) and Delhi (1,18,645).
Residents queue up to get tested for the COVID-19 coronavirus near residential buildings in Mumbai on July 16, 2020. "India now has 1,244 labs with 880 labs in the government sector and 364 in the private sector", said the Council.
India is racking up about 30,000 new reported infections each day - more than any other country except the United States and Brazil, and it is catching up to Brazil. The total number of confirmed cases include foreigners.
Infections had been reported mainly in urban areas such as the capital, New Delhi, but cases are now beginning to emerge across the country. At that time, it is said India will have around 82 lakh active cases and it will be still growing while 28 lakh deaths totaling to 6.18 crore of cases reported till that date.
States with more than 10,000 cases included Gujarat (44,552), Uttar Pradesh (45,481), Rajasthan (27,174), Madhya Pradesh (20,378), West Bengal (36,117), Haryana (24,002), Karnataka (51,422), Andhra Pradesh (38,044), Telangana (41,018), Assam (19,754), Jammu and Kashmir (12,156), Kerala (10,275), Odisha (15,392) and Bihar (21,764).
There have been a lot of questions around India's Covid-19 death figures, and most experts agree that they are probably being underreported.
The strategy of home isolation for the mild and asymptomatic patients has ensured to keep the hospitals unburdened, where the focus has been on treatment of the severe cases and reduction of fatality.
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Last week, the government of Uttar Pradesh, country's biggest state in terms of population, had chose to impose a weekend lockdown from Friday night till Monday morning, to cut the chain of transmission of COVID-19.
After nearly four months, India has begun a limited number of worldwide flights by establishing "air bubbles" with the US, Germany and France. By the end of March 2021, deaths are to be seen as many as 4.5 lakh with active cases being around 2.1 lakh for total cases of 91 lakh, reports the team. Nearly 80 per cent of the asymptomatic and mild cases have been advised home isolation under medical supervision, the ministry said.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said Thursday that India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are together fast becoming the next epicenter of the virus.
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More than 13.7 million infections have been confirmed worldwide and almost 590,000 have died, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. It illustrates how some of the states which have been taking it back, not worrying so much like these days because they don't have coronavirus should take it into account. The seven-day rolling average for daily new deaths has risen 34 percent from two weeks ago, while the case count in that period shot up 43 percent.