NEW DELHI: The total cases of the life-threatening COVID-19 virus crossed the 60,000-mark on Saturday, 9 May in India with the total fatalities at 2,025. The cases doubled in just 11 days as some of the states imposed relaxation norms to carry out some economic activities. As a result, the infection has spiked and movement increased.
As per the data revealed by the state authorities, in the last 24 hours, a total number of 3,049 fresh cases were recorded along with 117 new deaths. As far as the recovery rate is concerned, almost 19,165 individuals have recovered from the virus and have been discharged from medical facilities.
Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu are the regions which have the most number of cases. However, the country's capital had a decrease in cases than usual days in the last 24 hours.
Harsh Vardhan, the Union Health Minister also revealed how the testing capacity has been increased. Now on a daily basis, as much as 95,000 tests are being conducted. As per the data by 121 private and 332 government labs, 1,525,631 have gotten conducted so far.
In a meeting which was held to review the COVID-19 crisis in India recently, the Health Minister said, "We do not anticipate a very worst type of situation in our country like many other developed countries but still we have prepared the whole country for the worst situation."
Lav Agarwal, the joint secretary belonging to the Health Ministry also said, "We will have to learn to live with the virus, for which it is important to make critical behavioural changes and incorporate all the preventive guidelines that health ministry has been issuing on following hand hygiene, cough etiquettes and social distancing measures, as part of your daily routine. It is an everyday battle for us to keep the infection at bay."