Coronavirus cases in India crossed 50,8953 mark on saturday with 18,552 cases being reported in the last 24 hours. India is now only behind US, Brazil and Russia making it the fourth worst hit country by the pandemic. Maharashtra remains the worst hit state with 5,024 cases and 175 deaths being reported due to the virus in last 24 hours, taking the total cases in the state to over 1.5Lakh. Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh follow Maharashtra reporting high number of Covid-19 cases.
Coronavirus first erupted in China back in December 2019 and has since then affected over 9.5Million people across the globe. Over 490,000 people have died from the virus and 5.3million have recovered. US remain the worst-affected state with 2.5million cases and 127,602 deaths. It is followed by Brazil which has reported over 1.2million cases. The country has been criticized for their handling of the pandemic and high numbers of deaths are being reported across the country.
Maharashtra remains the worst affected state with over 72,000 active cases. The state showed some positive signs as the cases in Dharavi started declining over past few days. Delhi, which now has over 77,000 cases after reporting 3,460 cases in the last 24 hours, is facing acute shortage of Covid-19 bed facility. The death count in the city now stands at 2,492.
Experts suggest that this growth will continue and will become worse as cases are rising at a faster rate than earlier. The last 1,00,000 cases came in six days compared to eight days for 1,00,000 cases before that. The rise was delayed by the lockdown at a very early stage and with unlock, the cases will continue to raise more. The unhygienic practices and closely located households make it impossible to implement social distancing and precautionary measures in these places.
India has been witnessing a steep rise in the number of Covid-19 cases. As it spreads at a very fast pace, it is advised to stay at home unless absolutely necessary to go out. That’s the only way you can keep yourself safe from Coronavirus.