The Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 caseload is increasing massively with nearly 3.68 lakh new cases. In the past 24 hours, the State reported 3,68,147 new cases, taking the total cases close to 20 millions.
According to the Union Health Ministry, India currently has 19,925,604 COVID-19 positive cases. In addition to the 3.68 lakh new cases, the nation also reported 3,417 death cases and 3,00,732 recoveries in the past 24 hours.
With this, India has 19,925,604 positive cases, of which 34,13,642 are active cases, 16,293,003 are recovered/discharged cases and 2,18,959 are deceased cases.
The updated data is available on the official website of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW.)
According to the official data, the active Novel Coronavirus caseload accounts for 17.13% of the total confirmed COVID-19 cases in India.
In addition, the recovery rate of India from COVID-19 stands at 81.77%. Though the numbers are not appreciating, silver lining is that the daily cases dropped to 3.68 lakh cases from 3.92 lakh cases, reported on the 2nd of May.
However, according to the medical experts, the situation would worsen in the coming months, when India would reach its peak. During the peak time, which is mid May and mid June, the highest number of cases of COVID-19 are expected in India.
In terms of cases, Maharashtra, followed by Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesha are recording the highest number of COVID-19 cases. Adding to it, Rajasthan, West Bengal and Telangana are also a few worst COVID-19 hit states.
Highlighting the current situation of COVID-19, with lack of oxygen and medical facilities for patients, the situation is more complex and difficult. People are dying in huge numbers due to COVID-19 infection, low oxygen supply and lack of hospital services like medicines, beds and others.
Social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram are flooded with heartbreaking posts and situations of people. Posts include, demand for oxygen, antiviral drug Remdesivir and others for people who are COVID-19 infected and in critical condition
In order to curb the situation, several state governments of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Puducherry, Uttarakhand and Rajasthan imposed partial lockdown, complete lockdown or night curfews in their respective states.
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