With 14,821 people testing positive for the novel virus in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 count surged to 425,282. A lion’s share of the fresh infections on Sunday came from Maharashtra and Delhi. Telangana and Assam also registered high number of COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
India registered its biggest single-day spike yet again with 14,821 patients testing positive for Covid. The country’s caseload stands at 425,282, as per the latest health ministry update.
A central government panel set up on the direction of home minister Amit Shah has called for a complete overhaul of the Covid-19 containment strategy in Delhi, recommending a fresh delineation of containment zones in the capital.
This is to be followed by strict monitoring and regulation of activities not only within such zones but also listing and tracking of households outside. Importantly, the report has set timelines for undertaking the containment measures proposed by it.
Goa on Monday reported its first death due to COVID-19. An 85-year-old woman from Morlem in North Goa, who was diagnosed with coronavirus, has succumbed to the infection in the hospital.
The total number of active coronavirus patients in India increased to 174,387 Over 2.35 lakh were recovered from the deadly infection in the country.
Maharashtra has reported the highest number of cases at 1,28,205, followed by Tamil Nadu at 56,845, Delhi at 56,746, Gujarat at 26,680, Uttar Pradesh at 16,594, Rajasthan at 14,536 and West Bengal at 13,531, according to ministry data.
It took 64 days for India to cross the one lakh-mark from 100 cases, another fortnight to reach the grim milestone of two lakh cases and then in another 10 days, it went past the three-lakh mark.