CORONA-INDIA TOLLS.. Infection toll at 25,000; C-deaths at 780: health ministry; shops to open

NEWS CORONA INDIA

NEW DELHI: Coronavirus infections in India stood in the range of 25,000 on Saturday, as per figures released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, while the nation will slowly but steadily ease the regulations of lockdown that lasted a month. The nation having dramatically controlled the spread of the pandemic however has 19,000 active cases, while 5,200 patients have been cured or discharged from hospitals. India completed one full month of lockout a day ago.

There were, in all 780 Covid-related deaths, a small figure, considering the massive deaths in the US and elsewhere. However, the element of fear remains.

So far, 442 districts have confirmed cases in the country. The health ministry said 1,490 new cases and 56 deaths have been registered across the country in the last 24-hour period ending Saturday evening. There were about 60 deaths in the past 24 hours. Of the latest deaths, 18 were from Maharashtra, 15 from Gujarat, nine from Madhya Pradesh, three each from Delhi and West Bengal, two from Tamil Nadu and one each from Punjab and Uttar Pradesh

Kashmir saw the rise in the total number of positive cases to 494. The death toll there rose to six with one death in the Valley on Saturday. In Tamil Nadu, one death and 66 new Covid-19 positive cases were reported Saturday, taking the total number of cases in the state to over 1,820. In Karnataka, 26 new cases were confirmed since Friday evening, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 500. The state saw 18 C-deaths. Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Thane, Pune and Indore account for half of the new cases in the past two days, reports said.
The national capital reels under the impact of the Covid-related lockdown. The Delhi government said it would implement MHA’s latest guidelines on opening shops and establishments; meaning malls and cinemas will not open. Stand-alone shops and shops in residential areas will remain open.

Over the past two days, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Thane, Pune and Indore districts have seen the biggest spike in confirmed cases nationally. These five districts account for 50 percent of new cases over this period, data compiled by howindialives.com shows. Other districts that have seen a sharp spike over the past two days include Kolkata, New Delhi, and Chennai.

So far, 442 districts have confirmed cases in the country. Over the past two days, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Thane, Pune and Indore districts have seen the biggest spike in confirmed cases nationally. These five districts account for 50 percent of new cases over this period, data compiled by howindialives.com shows. Other districts that have seen a sharp spike over the past two days include Kolkata, New Delhi, and Chennai.
So far, Mumbai (4,581 cases) has reported the most number of cases nationally among all districts, followed by Ahmedabad (1,821) in Gujarat. Pune (1,101) in Maharashtra, Indore (1,029) in Madhya Pradesh, and Jaipur (762) in Rajasthan are the other leading districts. These top five districts now account for 38 percent of confirmed cases in the country, the health ministry quoted reports from states. 

Thane (643) in Maharashtra, New Delhi (567), Hyderabad (492), Surat (462) in Gujarat and Chennai (457) are the other high-burden districts which figure in the list of top ten districts. The top ten districts account for 49 percent of the confirmed cases nationally, as per reports.

WORLD
The United States recorded 1,260 coronavirus deaths on Friday, the lowest daily toll in a matter of three weeks. The total C-deaths in the US is of the order of 51,000. –IHN-NN
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