India reported the highest one-day spike of 45,720 coronavirus cases and 1,129 deaths on Thursday, government data shows. The total number of cases has stands at 12,38,635.
1. India reported the highest one-day spike of 45,720 coronavirus cases and 1,129 deaths on Thursday
So far 7,82,607 people have recovered, while 29,861 have died. The recovery rate is 63.18 per cent and positivity rate is 13.03 per cent. The highest number of samples were tested on Wednesday, with 3,50,823 samples collected. Till now over 1.5 crore people have been tested, government data shows
2. The total samples tested till now is over 1.5 crore, government data shows.
Maharashtra has the highest number of coronavirus cases in India, followed by Tamil Nadu and Delhi. These states have been grappling with a shortage of life saving drugs like Remdesivir and Tocilizumab.
3. Worst hit states are grappling with a shortage of life saving drugs
Several states have declared full lockdown in their cities as coronavirus cases continue to rise. India has the highest number of coronavirus cases after the US and Brazil and experts project that with increased testing , India's coronavirus tally might surpass these countries.
4. India's coronavirus tally might be shocking after increased testing
The first of West Bengal's twice-weekly 24-hour lock down began on Thursday after the state logged the highest number of new cases at 2,291 and the highest number of deaths at 39 in a span of 24 hours.
5. West Bengal has started twice-weekly 24 hour lockdown
Delhi has decided to conduct sero-surveys every month to make better policies for tackling COVID-19. The decision came after the state government analysed the results of the latest sero-survey, which showed that 23 per cent of people in Delhi have been exposed to coronavirus.
6. 23% of people in Delhi have been exposed to coronavirus
Human trials of the indigenously developed coronavirus vaccine, COVAXIN, began on July 20, AIIMS-Delhi Director Dr Randeep Guleria said, adding that it would take at least three months for researchers to arrive at the first set of data.
7. First vaccine trial data would take at least three months :Randeep Guleria
Researchers are making "good progress" in developing vaccines against COVID-19, but their first use cannot be expected until early 2021, Mike Ryan, head of World Health Organisation's (WHO) emergencies programme, said.
8. The first use of vaccine can only be expected next year : WHO
The fast escalating numbers of coronavirus in India despite continuous lockdowns have put people in panic and fear as there is no assurance from the government for a stronger strategy.
9. People are in panic and fear due to alarming figures of coronavirus rise
The healthcare facilities have saturated long back and thousands of people have been complaining of shortages of medicines, isolation beds, ventilators and appropriate attention by hospitals
10. The healthcare facilities have saturated and people have been complaining of negligence by hospitals
The coronavirus pandemic has reached at a drastically dangerous stage in India while Prime Minister has been lauding the efforts of his government in handling the virus spread.
11. The Prime Minister has been lauding his government despite dangerously high spike of coronavirus
The fact remains that India is fast reaching the worst hit nation due to the complete mismanagement of the pandemic since the very beginning and people have to suffer due to the failure of the government
12. India is heading to become the worst-hit nation by coronavirus