India’s Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 cases crossed 16 lakhs on the 31st of July.
In the past 24 hours, India recorded the biggest single day spike of nearly 55,000 cases.
The Health Ministry of India, confirmed 54,211 new cases of the Novel Coronavirus, taking the tally to 16,38,870.
In the past 24 hours, India conducted approximately 6 lakh sample tests for the Novel Coronavirus.
It is third day in a row, India conducted nearly 5 lakh tests.
On the morning of the 31st of July, The Health Ministry of India said, “More than 6 lakh tests (were) done in 24 hours. (The) Ministry of Health continues to implement (the) strategy of comprehensive testing, tracking and treatment to effectively tackle pandemic. The objective is to raise testing capacity to 10 lakhs tests per day in medium terms.”
According to the figures released by the Ministry of Home and Family Welfare (MoHFW) India has 5,45,318 active cases, 10,57,805 recovered/discharged cases and 35,747 deceased.
Meanwhile, from tomorrow, the 1st of August, India is going to enter phase 3 of Unlock.
As per the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) the non containment zones are allowed to enter the Unlock 3, which allows opening of gyms, yoga Institutions, removal of night curfews, e pass and inter and intra state movement.
However, lockdown restrictions are still the same for containment zones. In addition, many state governments extended lockdown in their states to curb the spread of the deadly virus.
The West Bengal Government, the Bihar Government, the Tamil Nadu Government and the Maharashtra Government extended lockdown till August.
With these updates, Maharashtra has the highest positivity rate for the Novel Coronavirus at 21%, followed by Karnataka (18%,) Bihar (16%,) West Bengal (15%,) Andhra Pradesh (14%,) and Odisha (11%.)
Erstwhile hotspots such as Delhi, Gujarat and Telangana are now at the 11th, 10th and 7th positions, respectively.
On the global front, the number of infected have surpassed 17 million with the maximum number of cases from the United States (4,487,987) followed by Brazil (2,610,102.)
India is on the third in terms of the highest number of COVID-19 cases globally.
As cases continue to surge, pharma firms across the world are trying to develop a vaccine to treat the deadly disease.
Stay tuned for further updates.