India reported 1,823 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours taking the total tally across the country to 33,610. The total number of deaths is 1,075. India’s coronavirus recovery rate – the share of people who have been discharged from hospital after treatment – has risen to 25.13 per cent, a significant improvement over 13 per cent reported 14 days ago, the Health Ministry said on Thursday. The doubling rate of COVID-19 cases has also improved to 11 days from 3.4 days before the nationwide lockdown, they said. Maharashtra reported 583 fresh Coronavirus cases, taking its total past the 10,000-mark. The state tally now stands at 10, 490; Mumbai being its biggest contributor with 7,061 cases. Total deaths in the state crossed the 450-mark, according to the state government.
25 fresh cases of coronavirus were today detected in Dharavi, Mumbai’s jam-packed slum area. The number of cases rose to 369.
Meanwhile, the growth rate of coronavirus cases is down to nearly zero in the northeastern states and under 3 per cent per day in Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala and Haryana where cases are taking well over 20 days to double, data from the Union Health Ministry shows.
Some states where the rate of new COVID-19 cases is relatively high but is showing a downward trend are Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir and Andhra Pradesh at 18 days and Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Punjab and Gujarat at 14 days.
7 students stranded in Delhi sent to JK by bus, says police
Delhi Police on Thursday said that seven Kashmiri students who were stranded in the national capital”s Jia Sarai area have been sent to Jammu and Kashmir by a bus.
Earlier on Wednesday, giving a huge relief to people stuck in various states, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had allowed movement of such people – including migrant labours, workers, students, tourists and others – and also provided the procedure for the same.
MHA has included a sub-clause regarding the movement of people who are stranded due to lockdown announced last month due to coronavirus outbreak.
“Due to lockdown, migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons are stranded at different places. They would be allowed to move as under,” the MHA had said while asking States to designate nodal authorities to facilitate the process.
Andhra likely to see more discharged cases of COVID-19 in next few days, say officials
Andhra Pradesh is likely to see more number of discharged cases in the next two to three days and there were no COVID-19 casualties in the State from the past three to four days, informed officials at a review meeting with Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday.
Briefing the COIVD-19 situation in the State, the officials told the Chief Minister that so far, 94,558 coronavirus tests have been conducted averaging to 1,771 tests per million population. The country”s COVID-19 positive rate and the mortality rate are 4 per cent and 3.26 per cent respectively, whereas, for the State, it is 1.48 per cent and 2.21 per cent respectively. Apart from this, more than, 68,000 rapid tests have been conducted.
Only Vehicles With Essentials To Be Allowed: Gurgaon Tweaks Border Rules
The number of coronavirus patients in the national capital crossing 3,500, the Delhi government today upped its surveillance measures in containment zones, declaring that instead of once, the screening of all people in these areas will be done thrice in 14 days. If screening in any containment zone has not been conducted yet, it will be done within the next three days, the government’s order said.”