Covid-19 count nears 2.27 lakh in India, death toll at 6,348

India reported 9,851 new Covid-19 cases and 273 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the country’s tally to 2,26,770. The death toll stands at 6,348.

With the states registering over 9,000 coronavirus cases for the second straight day, the number of coronavirus cases in India hit a new high. India’s COVID-19 count surged past the grim milestone of 2.26 lakh. At least six states or Union territories witnessed the biggest spike in COVID-19 infection in last 24 hours — Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala and Assam.

The death toll in India reached 6,348. The states recorded 273 fatalities in last 24 hours, the highest toll in a single day since outbreak. A lion’s share of the total casualties on Thursday came from Maharashtra.

So far 1,09,462 people have recovered and 6,348 have died, while the recovery rate or the chances of people getting better is 48.27 per cent. India is now the seventh worst-hit nation after the US, Brazil, Russia, the UK, Spain and Italy.

Twenty Delhi Metro staff, staying in Delhi-NCR, have tested positive for COVID-19 till date, sources said on Thursday. Many Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) officials have been coming to office or to station premises to ensure smooth resumption of services, whenever the orders come from the government.

With 2,933 coronavirus cases, Maharashtra continued to add the highest number of COVID-19 cases even on Thursday. Coronavirus infected 77,793 people in the state.

Mumbai alone accounted for 1,439 cases in last 24 hours. The fatalities from coronavirus infection touched another peak on Thursday. At least 123 people succumbed to death in the state in last 24 hours, the highest single-day toll so far.

As per the new rules, in the cafeteria, canteen, dining hall adequate crowd and queue management has to be ensured to ensure social distancing norms. Staff and waiters will wear masks and hand gloves and take other required precautionary measures.

The seating arrangement should be done in a manner to ensure a distance of at least one metre between patrons as far as feasible. In the kitchen, the staff will follow social distancing norms, the new rules said.