On the 23rd of June, India recorded a new spike of the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 cases.
On the morning of the 23rd of June, the Union Health Ministry confirmed 14,933 new cases and 312 deaths due to COVID-19.
With these updates, India has a total of 4,40,215 positive cases of the Novel Coronavirus.
The Union Health Ministry said, “The total number of coronavirus cases in India surges to 4,40,215. These include 1,78,014 active cases while 2,48,190 have been cured/discharged/migrated. The death toll has risen to 14,011.”
Most affected states of India due to the Novel Coronavirus are: Maharashtra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and West Bengal.
Meanwhile, new places in rural India became hotspots for the spread of the Novel Coronavirus.
States like Bihar, Assam, Jharkhand, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh received the most number of returning labourers. Due to the return of migrant labourers, number of COVID-19 cases increased in rural areas. Infections have now spread to 112 poorest rural districts of India from the previous 34.
According to a report from NITI Aayog, approximately 2,250 new cases were added in those 112 districts.
It is noted, despite rise in the infection, India improved it recovery rate from previous 55.2 % to 55.8 %.
However, the increasing numbers could be a major threat for Indian Government, as the health care facility in India is not enough for a population of 133 crores.
Due to the rise in cases, it has been difficult for hospitals to provide beds and necessary treatment.
India is witnessing everyday spike of 12,000 plus cases of the Novel Coronavirus. If the number continues, India soon would cross the other 3 top countries for the Novel Coronavirus.
As of now, India is the 4th worst COVID-19 hit nation in India. The other three are the United States of America (U.S.A.,) Russia and Brazil.
Meanwhile, globally, the Novel Coronavirus infection crossed 9 million cases.
Till date the total number of cases globally are 9,162,375 and death cases are 473,087.
Stay tuned for further updates.