Greatest Spike in Coronavirus Cases in 24 Hours: 195 Deaths and 3,900 New Cases

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Greatest Spike in Coronavirus Cases in 24 Hours: 195 Deaths and 3,900 New Cases

Covid-19 patient rate increasing in India like wild flames

Tuesday, 5th May 2020

The Union Health Ministry, in its report on the number of coronavirus infected patients in the country, cited the largest count so far since the beginning of the lockdown that was announced more than a month ago. The highest jump in a single day of 3,900 fresh cases in the past 24 hours has been reported. There have been 195 deaths, also the highest in a single day, hauling the total number of cases till date to 46,433 including total number of COVID-19 deaths, which now stands at 1,568.


The highly contagious disease that set in motion in Wuhan, China last December and so far spread to more than 180 countries, has caused India to register more than 13,000 new positive cases last week with more than 700 deaths. Recovery rate till now is 27.4% with about 12,727 patients having recovered. While the country has eased lockdown restrictions in Green and Orange zones, Red zones continue to be the worst affected and still under strict lockdown measures.


Major developments on coronavirus cases in India

  1. Maharashtra has the highest number of cases so far having reported 1,567 new cases and 35 deaths in the past 24 hours. While Tamil Nadu reported 527 fresh cases, Gujarat came down with 29 deaths on Monday.
  2. The Union Health Ministry stated that this phase of the lockdown can be interpreted not as an extension but as a relaxation of it.
  3. PM Modi will most likely attend a series of presentations by all union ministries on action-plan for the next 2 months. This course of action, once decided will be rolled out as a policy to the entire country after the lockdown period.
  4. Health Ministry Joint Secretary in his rebuttal to the opposition’s charges stated that no mention was ever made of charging train fares from stranded laborers and migrants. Costs are being divided between the railways and the states on a standard ratio of 85:15.
  5. The lift on alcohol sales saw serpentine queues outside liquor shops causing states like Bengal, Delhi and Andhra Pradesh to raise liquor prices amid fears of violation of social distancing norms.
  6. Delhi CM has levied a 70% extra tax on liquor calling it a “special corona fee”, followed by Andhra Pradesh and Bengal at 25% and 30% respectively.
  7. Many of the surrounding areas of Kolkata have come under containment zones bringing the total number to 516 earlier this week. The numbers shot by 168 as compared to only 348 on April 28.
  8. Central officials stated that Indians stranded abroad will be arranged to be brought back gradually by aircrafts and naval ships starting May 7.
  9. GDP growth in the first quarter of 2020 will be between 1-2% due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis as per Chief Economic Advisor KV Subramanian.
  10. On a global front, the number of deaths due to COVID-19 surpassed 250,000, the worst hit being US as a country and Europe as a continent.



Source: NDTV

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