Covid-19 cases in India cross 1 lakh mark, over 3,000 dead
NEW DELHI: One hundred and nine days after the first person tested positive for Covid-19 in India, the country’s case count crossed the 1-lakh mark on Monday, with the number of infections having doubled in just a little over 12 days.
Both the spread of the virus and the spurt in cases in recent days will be a cause for concern for the authorities. On Monday, 4,713 fresh infections were reported from across the country, the third highest in a single day so far, led again by Maharashtra, which reported more than 2,000 cases (2,033 to be exact) for the second day running. As many as 24 states/UTs reported new cases during the day.
On the positive side, the number of people recovering from the infection is steadily rising. It was 38,908 on Monday, with the recovery rate at 38.8%. With 3,103 fatalities from the virus so far, India’s death rate too is relatively low at 3.1%.
However, as the country entered phase 4 of lockdown, the number of daily cases was still rising, indicating that the infection was yet to peak. On Monday, apart from Maharashtra, the number of new cases remained high in Tamil Nadu (536), Gujarat (366), Delhi (299, a slight drop from previous days), Madhya Pradesh (254), Uttar Pradesh (177) and Bihar (103).
Rajasthan and Karnataka registered their highest single-day rise in infections, with 305 and 99 cases, respectively. West Bengal (148), and J&K (106) were also close to their highest numbers.
At 131 deaths from the virus on Monday, the toll remained above 100 for the fourth straight day. Maharashtra recorded the highest 51 deaths, including 23 from Mumbai, while Gujarat reported 35 fatalities, a majority (31) from Ahmedabad alone. The toll was 12 in Delhi, where the death rate is now slowly rising after staying low for a long time.
End result of lock down. 2 months of suffering by being locked up at home, millions of migrants workers suffered homelessness, loss of job, hungry and terrible hardship to reach their villages, economy suffered a terrible crises where GDP dropped from 5.2% to IMF forecasted 0%, millions of business on verge of bankruptcy
Cases are rising because govt refused to test and trace effectively during lockdown.
if the chaiwala was serious about health why would he reduce the health budget from 4.6 % of GDP in 2014 to a merger 1.4 % today.
Lock down was another unplanned action which has resulted in disaster and human suffering like demonetisation. Lock down effect will have a terrible effect on the economy in the coming years.
India's biggest virus is stupidity. Stupid decisions by this government has had a terrible effect on common man and the economy.
Stay home stay safe. Otherwise it will go above 10 lakh
And who will pay everyone for staying home???????