Coronavirus live updates: India reported a slight decline of 259,170 in the number of fresh coronavirus (Covid-19) cases on Tuesday, according to MoHFW. With this, India’s Covid tally has shot up to 15,321,089 cases. India, then again, reported the highest-ever single-day spike in Covid-related deaths with 1,761 fatalities. The death toll from the lethal infection stands at 180,550. The country now has over 2 million active cases.
The Health Branch stated that Maharashtra witnessed a dip in its day by day Covid-19 count by recording 58,924 fresh infections; a day after reporting the highest number of 68,631 cases on Sunday.On the other hand, 351 people succumbed to the lethal virus in the final 24 hours. D.elhi recorded 240 deaths up to now 24 hours, much higher than the 161 reported a day earlier. The city saw 23,686 cases in a day. The city is facing an extreme crunch of hospital beds, particularly ventilators and ICU beds. Delhi currently has 19,499 beds reserved for Covid patients. Of these, only 3,303 are vacant. Out of the 1,439 ventilator beds, only 26 are vacant and of the 2,969 ICU beds without ventilators, only 32 are vacant. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, while announcing a week-long lockdown in the city, said that Delhi’s capacity to soak up more patients used to be almost over.
The five most affected states by complete cases are Maharashtra (3,898,262), Kerala (1,253,068), Karnataka (1,176,850), Tamil Nadu (1,002,392), and Andhra Pradesh (968,000).
World coronavirus update: Coronavirus cases rise unabated across the globe with 142,685,761 infected by the lethal contagion. While 121,399,094 have retrieved, 3,042,834 have died so far. The USA remains the worst-hit country with 32,149,181, followed by India, Brazil, France and Russia. On the other hand, up to now seven days, India has added the highest number of fresh cases at 1,532,388, followed by the USA (493,159) and Brazil (460,528).