India surpasses Russia as third-worst hit nation by Covid-19

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 6

India on Monday crossed Russia because the world’s third most COVID-19 burdened nation as Ministry of Health morning replace pegs circumstances at 6,97,413 towards Russia’s 6,81,25. Several states recording their highest single-day spike.

The dying toll rose by a file 613, to succeed in 19,268 within the nation, the Union Health Ministry mentioned, and states like Assam and Karnataka imposed selective lockdown to examine the rising an infection.

Russia has 6,81,251 infections whereas Brazil has 15,78,376 and the US has 29,54,999 circumstances, in accordance with Worldometer which compiles the COVID-19 information from across the globe.

A PTI tally confirmed India’s COVID-19 case load at 6,90,349 whereas the dying toll climbed to 19,683.

 However, the Johns Hopkins University within the United States, which has additionally been compiling COVID-19 information from all around the world, put Russia’s an infection tally at 6,80,283 and India’s 6,73,165, which is the official determine up to date at Eight am by the Union Health Ministry.

The ministry information confirmed a file single-day surge of 24,850 coronavirus. The nation has reported over 20,000 COVID-19 circumstances for the third day in a row.

The states of Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh. Karnataka and West Bengal recorded their highest single-day leap in circumstances on Sunday.

The worst affected Maharashtra crossed the grim milestone of two lakh COVID-19 circumstances, Tamil Nadu’s tally reached 1.11 lakh and Delhi too was nearing the one lakh mark.

Assam introduced a two-week lockdown in Dima Hasao district from Monday the second district within the state after Kamrup Metropolitan, which primarily includes Guwahati metropolis, the place it has been imposed.

 A two-week lockdown from June 28 to July 12 has been imposed in Kamrup Metropolitan.

State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma mentioned that the COVID-19 scenario in Guwahati, the place 2,741 contemporary circumstances have been reported within the final 10 days, is alarming and should worsen if the restrictions imposed aren’t adopted severely by the folks.

 Karnataka has introduced a full shutdown barring important providers on Sundays until August 2. Roads wore a abandoned look, folks stayed indoors and all industrial actions got here to a grinding halt on the primary such weekly shutdown.

The state recorded 1,925 new circumstances and an combination of 23,474.

Amid the surge, the nation is working to fast-track improvement of a vaccine, although specialists have suggested warning towards racing by means of the method.

The nod to conduct human trials for Indian COVID-19 vaccine candidates COVAXIN and ZyCov-D marks the “beginning of the end” of the coronavirus pandemic, in accordance with T V Venkateswaran, who’s a scientist with Vigyan Prasar.

“Now the nod given by the Drug Controller General of India, CDSCO (the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation) for the conduct of the human trial for the vaccines, marks the beginning of the end,” an article by him revealed on the web sites of the Press Information Bureau (PIB) said.

In the previous years, India has emerged as a major vaccine manufacturing hub and Indian producers account for 60 per cent of vaccine provides made to UNICEF.

“The vaccine for the novel coronavirus may be developed anywhere in the world, but without Indian manufacturers involved the production of required quantities is not going to be feasible,” the article mentioned.

In the nationwide capital, the 10,000-bed Sardar Patel COVID care centre, touted as “one of the largest” services on the earth, was inaugurated.

Also, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh together with Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited a newly-created short-term hospital with 1,000 beds, together with 250 within the ICU, for COVID-19 sufferers.

The facility has been constructed in simply 12 days close to the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport on a chunk of land belonging to the Ministry of Defence.

The residence minister mentioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi is absolutely dedicated to serving to the folks of Delhi in these difficult instances and this COVID hospital, but once more, highlights that resolve.

According to authorities, the nationwide capital recorded 2,505 contemporary coronavirus circumstances on Sunday, taking the tally to 99, 444 within the metropolis, whereas the dying toll from the illness mounted to three,067.

Maharashtra’s COVID-19 tally rose to 2,06,619 after a single-day spike of 6,555. With the dying of 151 extra sufferers, the state’s fatality depend rose to eight,822, in accordance with state authorities.

Tamil Nadu reported over 4,000 contemporary circumstances for the fourth straight day, taking the tally to 1,11,151, whereas 60 folks succumbed to the virus, pushing the toll to 1,510, the state Health Department mentioned.

AIADMK MLA from Coimbatore examined optimistic for coronavirus, the fifth ruling get together legislator to contract the virus.

Four DMK MLAs, together with J Anbazhagan who had died, had additionally examined optimistic for COVID-19.

Uttar Pradesh reported a file 1,153 coronavirus circumstances, pushing the tally to 27,707, whereas the dying toll within the state reached 785 with 12 contemporary fatalities, officers mentioned.

Andhra Pradesh recorded a brand new single day excessive of 998 contemporary COVID-19 circumstances on Sunday taking the general tally to 18,697.

In Kerala too, an increase in circumstances has heightened concern amongst authorities.

“It’s like we are sitting on top of an active volcano which can burst anytime. Just because there has been no community spread till now doesn’t mean it will not occur,” state tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran mentioned right here on Sunday, referring to the COVID-19 scenario in capital Thiruvananthapuram.

Surendran mentioned the restrictions in drive in containment zones could be tightened.

Kerala on Sunday reported second highest single day rise of 225 COVID-19 circumstances, together with seven jawans of an Army unit within the state, taking the full to five,429, the federal government mentioned.

Gujarat  reported 725 new coronavirus circumstances, its highest single-day rise, taking the general depend to 36,123, whereas in Madhya Pradesh, 326 extra folks examined optimistic and its tally rose to 14,930.

Odisha’s COVID-19 tally has crossed the 9,000 mark with 469 contemporary circumstances, whereas two extra fatalities as a result of an infection pushed the dying toll to 36, a well being division official mentioned.

 According to officers, 60.77 per cent of the sufferers have recovered to this point within the nation.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a complete of 97,89,066 samples have been examined for the illness within the nation until July 4, with 2,48,934 of these examined on Saturday.

Of the 19,268 deaths reported to this point, Maharashtra accounted for 8,671, adopted by Delhi (3,004), Gujarat (1,925), Tamil Nadu (1,450), Uttar Pradesh (773), West Bengal (736), Madhya Pradesh (598), Rajasthan (447) and Karnataka (335), in accordance with the Union Health Ministry.

The COVID-19 dying toll reached 288 in Telangana, 260 in Haryana, 218 in Andhra Pradesh, 162 in Punjab, 127 in Jammu and Kashmir, 89 in Bihar, 42 in Uttarakhand, 34 in Odisha and 25 in Kerala.

Jharkhand has registered 17 deaths as a result of illness, Chhattisgarh and Assam have reported 14 every, Puducherry has recorded 12, Himachal Pradesh 11, Chandigarh and Goa have registered six every and Meghalaya, Tripura, Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh have reported a fatality every, in accordance with ministry.

More than 70 per cent of the deaths have been because of comorbidities, it mentioned. with PTI inputs


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