The Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 cases continue to rise in India with massive speed.
On the 11th of July, India recorded a fresh spike of 27,114 cases of the Novel Coronavirus.
In the last 24 hours, India recorded its biggest spike of the COVID-19 infection which is 27,114.
Since the deadly virus broke out in India, it is the third consecutive day, the Country reported a single day spike of over 25,000 cases.
With these updates, till the 11th of July, India recorded 8,20,916 total positive cases of the deadly infection. Of these, 5,15,386 have been declared as cured or discharged.
Meanwhile, the number of active cases stand at 2,83,407 and the deceased at 22,123.
Despite improving the recovery rate at 62%, everyday increase is continuing with a rapid speed. In regard to this, the Indian Government is planning to Conduct a country wide survey to determine the exposure of the virus and curb the spread by breaking the chain.
Recently, in regard to the increasing number of cases, the West Bengal Government announced a strict lockdown, from the 9th of July until further notice.
The Madhya Pradesh Government also announced lockdown and curfews on Sundays to avoid the spread of the virus. The Bihar Government also decided to impose strict lockdown in a few regions, where the number of the Novel Coronavirus cases are increasing.
The Telangana Government is also mulling over a two weeks lockdown in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) one of the hotspots for the spread of the deadly infection.
Besides Maharashtra continues to be the worst COVID-19 hit State, Tamil Nadu, Delhi are also becoming the worst Coronavirus hit regions of India.
Maharashtra has 2,30,599 cases of the COVID-19 infection, Tamil Nadu has 1,26,581 cases and Delhi has 1,07,051 cases.
Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu are still the regions of the Country with the highest number of the Novel Coronavirus cases.
Maharashtra has a total of 2,38,461 cases, followed by Tamil Nadu (1,30,261) and Delhi (1,09,140.)
Despite such an increase in the COVID-19 numbers, the Union Health Ministry denied there was community transmission, the third stage of the Novel Coronavirus spread.
On the 10th of July, Rajesh Bhushan, the Officer on Special Duty, Ministry of Health, said, “We should not forget that in our country, 49 districts alone account for 80% of COVID-19 cases. In a country of more than 733 districts, if 49 districts account for 80% cases, then it is not justified to talk about community transmission.”
In regard to the increasing numbers, many state governments announced a partial lockdown in few areas of their respective states.
Recently, the West Bengal Government announced complete lockdown in containment and buffer zone of the State.
The Maharashtra Government, on the 10th of July, announced 10 days’ strict lockdown in Pune.
The Jammu and Kashmir administration also announced complete lockdown in Rajouri area.
The Telangana Government is also mulling over to impose a 15 days lockdown in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC.)
The World Health Organization (WHO) also warned Countries to take control measures, as a fresh wave of the virus is expected again in August.
On the other hand, the Department of Science and Technology, Department of Biotechnology, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the principal scientific adviser to the Indian Government before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Climate on the Centre’s COVID-19 preparedness gave a presentation.
According to sources, the meeting with the aforementioned committees conveyed, a vaccine for COVID-19 could be available only by early next year, which is 2021.
However, India’s Bharat Biotech Private Limited, a Hyderabad based pharma company accompanied by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is working on the vaccine for COVID, COVAXIN.
The company approved by the ICMR, began human trials from the 4th of July.
Meanwhile, globally the deadly virus infected as many as 12,614,185 people and claimed 561,980 lives till the 11th of July.
Stay tuned for further updates.