NEW DELHI: As of today, i.e. 7 May 2020, the total tally of coronavirus cases in India stands at 52,967 as the infections crossed the 50,000-mark yesterday. Meaning, the cases doubled in the course of 11 days. The death toll also crossed the 1,700-mark and is now at 1,711.
The urban hot spots like Delhi, Maharashtra and Gujarat has led to the huge spike in the cases. They are the 3 worst-hit states, in terms of the virus outbreak. In the last 24 hours, around 3,490 new cases and 98 deaths got detected countrywide.
It took merely 3 days for 10,000 new cases to get detected. The total tally had gone to 40,000 from 30,000 in just two days. It almost took a week for the cases to rise from the 20,000-mark to 30,000 in the nation. The country had hit it's 10,000-mark in the time span of 43 days. Cases in India began emerging and spreading from the month of March of this year as 3 isolated cases got recorded in Kerala in January 2020.
Uddhav Thackeray, the Minister from Maharashtra in one of his briefings said, "The situation in Maharashtra is certainly a matter of concern right now as 34 out of 36 districts are affected by Covid-19… Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Nagpur, Nashik, Aurangabad, Solapur, among the 34 districts are a cause of concern for us."
Union Health Minister, Harsh Vardhan is also set to organise a meeting with the Maharashtra CM to discuss the aggravating situation in his state.