Capital reports 23 COVID-19 deaths, biggest jump in a day

Remigio Civitarese
Mag 24, 2020

Meanwhile, the Railways has drawn up a schedule to operate 2,600 Shramik Special trains over the next 10 days across the country to ferry around 36 lakh migrant workers, stranded due to the COVID-19 lockdown, to their home states, Chairman of the Railway Board V K Yadav said on Saturday.

Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka are the ten worst-affected states in India.

Further, Gujarat reported 12,905 cases (including 773 deaths), Delhi reported 11,659 cases (including 194 deaths), Rajasthan reported 6,227 cases (including 151 deaths), Madhya Pradesh reported 5,981 cases (including 270 deaths), and Uttar Pradesh reported 5,515 cases (including 138 deaths).

The more vulnerable Indian states, with more fragile healthcare systems, are still not bearing the brunt of the coronavirus cases in the country, as most cases have been recorded in states like Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat, said the doctor.

Nations with a high load of coronavirus cases, including the United States, with a high fatality ratio - the percentage of deaths among confirmed COVID-19 cases - at 6 percent, while European countries accounted for an even higher death rate.

The nationwide death toll due to the deadly virus infection has neared 3,500 with a mortality rate of about 3 per cent, while more than 47,000 have recovered so far. A total of 51,784 patients have recovered in India. The death toll is 338,121. The number of infections has gone up to 3,332 in West Bengal, 2,709 in Andhra Pradesh and2,177 in Bihar. In addition, there have been 45 new cases over the last week which brought the number of positive cases since the outbreak began up to 335.

In the national capital, 591 fresh cases were recorded to take its tally to 12,910.

The North Dakota Department of Health conducted 2,408 test and saw 49 new cases of coronavirus.

There are now 1,451 total recoveries with 46 more reported. Iran, which has around 6,000 more cases than India, has a three-day rolling average of 2,300 new cases. If this stays the same, India is expected to overtake Iran in a day or two.

Clarification: An initial writing of this story said that there were 16,795 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the state.

Of the new cases, 46 came from Cass County with 1 case each from Burleigh, Grand Forks and Ransom counties.

Cases across the world are now at 52,21,172 with 3,38,183 deaths (according to the map by Johns Hopkins) as on May 23.

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