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Coronavirus India tracker: Over 1.45 lakh cases; recovery rate at 41% and continues to improve, says Health Ministry

Coronavirus (Covid-19) India cases Tracker: With over 1.45 lakh cases, India now has 10th hightest number of infections across the globe. Maharashtra is the worst-affected, followed by Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Delhi

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 26, 2020 9:28:45 pm
Migrants at the Dadri railway station

Coronavirus (Covid-19) India Tracker: India’s fatality rate is among the lowest in the world that reduced from 3.3 per cent to 2.8 per cent, the Health Ministry said Tuesday, adding it has ramped up testing across the country. It also, however, said that India has been able to manage the coronavirus spread but the battle is not over.

“So far, 60,490 patients have recovered from the virus and rate of recovery continues to improve in the country and is presently at 41.61 per cent,” Joint Secretary, Health Ministry, Lav Agarwal said.

On Tuesday, the country, registered a rise of 6,535 coronavirus cases, taking the total number of infections to 1,45,380. The number of active COVID-19 cases climbed to 80,722, while 60,490 people have recovered. The death toll is pegged at 4,167. As per the Ministry of Health, around 41.61 per cent patients have recovered so far.

Data from Johns Hopkins University show that the total number of cases in India has surpassed that of Iran (with 1,37,724 confirmed infections). India now has the 10th highest number of confirmed cases worldwide. Turkey is ahead of India with 1,57,814 cases.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Total Cases Tally in India State Wise Breakdown

Mumbai: Sharp spike in daily cases

Mumbai, the worst-hit city by the coronavirus, witnessed a sharp spike in its daily cases, reporting 1,002 infections in a day with 39 more deaths, a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official said.

The total number of Covid-19 cases in Mumbai has now reached 32,791 and with new deaths, the toll stands at 1,065.

Of the 39 deceased, 25 patients had comorbidities. A total of 410 patients were discharged from hospitals in the day, taking their count to 8,814.

Delhi sees 412 new infections, death toll at 288

The national capital reported 412 fresh Covid-9 cases on Tuesday and now the total infections in Delhi stand at 14,465, the health department said. From 276 deaths recorded on Monday, Delhi saw another 12 deaths today, taking the toll to 288.

It, however, added that the cumulative death figures refers to fatalities where primary cause of death was found to be COVID-19, as per the report of the Death Audit Committee on the basis of case sheets received from various hospitals.

According to the Delhi Health Department bulletin, out of the total 14,465 cases recorded so far, at least 2,092 are admitted at various hospitals like LNJP Hospital, RML Hospital, Safdarjung Hospital and Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital (RGSSH) and AIIMS Jhajjhar, adding 185 of them are in ICU and 27 on ventilators.

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Nearly 200 new cases in Uttar Pradesh

The Uttar Pradesh Health Department Tuesday said about 197 new coronavirus cases have been reported in the last 24 hours. Going by the latest figures, the total number of Covid-19 cases, so far, stand at 6,548, which include 2,680 active cases, 3,698 recovered and 170 deaths, state Principal Health Secretary Amit Mohan Prasad said.

Around 2,827 persons arrived in Uttar Pradesh on Monday via domestic flights, of which 2,007 have been directed to self-quarantine, Prasad said.

Besides air travel, a total of 1,700,728 persons have returned to the state onboard the 1,265 trains as of 2 pm today, UP Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi said.

A special train boards passengers at Lucknow’s Charbagh Railway station.

100 new Covid-19 cases surface in Karnataka

A total of 100 new coronavirus cases were reported in Karnataka, taking the total number of infections to 2,282, the health department said on Tuesday. The state has recorded 44 Covid-linked deaths so far and 722 discharges. The health department said, 17 people were discharged on Tuesday.

Of the 100 cases, 46 are returnees from neighbouring Maharashtra, 21 from Tamil Nadu, 13 from Jharkhand and one from Gujarat, while four are with international travel history from Qatar. The remaining cases include: 10 who are contacts of patients already tested positive, two with history of influenza-like illness (ILI), and one with history of SARI.

Among the new cases, many were reported from Chitradurga, Belagavi, Hassan and Yadgir.

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Maharashtra has highest case load

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected state with 52,667 cases and 1695 deaths. Mumbai alone has 31,972 cases — higher than any other city in the country. While the state has over 15,000 intensive care units, it is still falling short of beds for critically ill patients, especially in Mumbai, as many of these beds are occupied by moderately or mildly ill persons.

Of those tested, 13.9 per cent have so far have been found to be positive. Mumbai, Pune, Navi Mumbai and Thane have the heaviest case loads. With migrants returning home, districts like Jalgaon, Beed, Latur, Dhule are fast recording new cases in their jurisdiction. Most have returned there from Mumbai, Thane, and Pune.

Such is the dominance that whenever Maharashtra has managed to slow down its growth for a while, it has slowed the national growth rate as well. And, the opposite has been true as well. Same is true when it comes to doubling time of cases.

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Tamil Nadu comes distant second

Tamil Nadu with a total of 4.21 lakh tests, the highest in the country, has 17,082 cases and has reported 118 deaths. The numbers rose rapidly in the last few days, especially after the discovery of the Koyambedu market cluster in Chennai. The cluster has also become a major concern for neighbouring Andhra Pradesh which has seen a considerable rise in infections linked to the market. The state has 3110 cases, with 56 deaths.

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Cases linked to Koyambedu market have been reported in Andhra Pradesh as well

Rise reported in Bihar

The people on the move, following the easing of restrictions on movement on May 4, have been the reason for a spurt in the number of cases in several states, including the ones like Bihar and Odisha, who contribute a large proportion of the migrant workforce in the country. Bihar, in the last two weeks, has emerged as one of the fastest-growing states in the country, its confirmed infections having jumped from less than 700 on May 10 to over 2,700 now. A majority of the new cases are people who have travelled from other places.

The people on the move have also been the reason for a minor resurgence being seen in states like Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Assam and Goa, all of which had either stopped reporting new cases, or were finding them only sporadically. Bihar now has 2730 cases, while Odisha has 1438 cases. Kerala, which had seen a drastic dip in the new infections, has reported 896 cases till today.

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Total cases in India as per data at 11 am on May 26 (Source: Ministry of Health)

State name Total cases* Discharged/Migrated Deaths**
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 33 33 0
Andhra Pradesh 3,110 1,896 56
Arunachal Pradesh 2 1 0
Assam 526 62 4
Bihar 2,730 749 13
Chandigarh 238 186 3
Chhattisgarh 291 72 0
Dadar Nagar Haveli 2 0 0
Delhi 14,053 6,771 276
Goa 67 19 0
Gujarat 14460 6636 888
Haryana 1184 765 16
Himachal Pradesh 223 67 5
Jammu and Kashmir 1668 809 23
Jharkhand 377 148 4
Karnataka 2182 705 44
Kerala 896 532 5
Ladakh 52 43 0
Madhya Pradesh 6859 3571 300
Maharashtra 52667 15786 1695
Manipur 39 4 0
Meghalaya 14 12 1
Mizoram 1 1 0
Nagaland 3 0 0
Odisha 1438 649 7
Puducherry 41 12 0
Punjab 2060 1898 40
Rajasthan 7300 3951 167
Sikkim 1 0 0
Tamil Nadu 17082 8731 118
Telangana 1920 1164 56
Tripura 194 165 0
Uttarakhand 349 58 3
Uttar Pradesh 6532 3581 165
West Bengal 3816 1414 278
Cases being reassigned to states 2970
Total# 145380 60491 4167

Gujarat sees a slowdown

With over 400 new cases, Gujarat’s infections spiked to 14,460 with 888 deaths. In the last three weeks, the number of new infections reported by the state every day have fallen very neatly into the 300-400 bracket, except for the May 16 spike.  Similarly, Madhya Pradesh, which was once a matter of concern, is now reporting a rise of 140 to 160 cases each day.

Migrants lead to surge in northeast

Nagaland, which had remained infection-free till date, reported three new cases, amongst people returning from Chennai. Assam too reported 148 new cases, taking the state’s tally to 526. Almost all of the new cases are people returning from other places, or their direct contacts. Manipur, which had just two cases earlier, has found over 30 more people infected with the virus. Nearly all of them have come back from cities like Chennai, Bengaluru, Delhi, and Hyderabad. The state has a total of 36 positive cases now. Sikkim has only one case.

A similar trend is also visible in Uttarakhand, where the number of infections has grown by over three times in the last one week, taking the total infections to 330 now.

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What’s happening in other states

Punjab on Monday reported 21 new cases, including three with no travel or contact history. Meanwhile, Nawanshahr district became covid free. There are no active cases in 6 other districts.

In Telangana, 1920 cases have been detected, with 56 casualties. Karnataka has registered 2182 cases and 44 deaths. Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have reported 6532 and 3816 cases, with 165 and 278 deaths respectively. Jammu and Kashmir has reported 1668 cases with 23 deaths. Delhi recorded 635 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Monday, taking the tally to 14,053 with 276 deaths so far in the national capital.

(With inputs from Amitabh Sinha, Express News Service)

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