Another day passed with another big spike in the cases of the Novel Coronavirus. Everyday spike in cases is said to be a matter of concern for India regarding the Pandemic crisis, the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19.
On the 23rd of May, the cases rose to 1,25,101 cases with the biggest spike ever of 6,654 cases in the last 24 hours. On the 22nd of May, India reported 6,088 new cases and a total of 1,18,447.
The new cases of the Novel Coronavirus were confirmed by the Union Health Ministry on the morning of the 23rd of May.
While the cases crossed 1.25 lakhs, death cases also increased to 3,728 cases till the 23rd of May. Of the total confirmed cases, there are 69,597 active cases across the nation.
Besides, considering the safety of the healthcare staff due to the increased cases, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) issued a revised advisory for the use of hydroxychloroquine as a preventive medication for asymptomatic healthcare workers working in non-COVID-19 hospitals, frontline staff on surveillance duty in containment zones and paramilitary/police personnel involved in coronavirus infection related activities.
To curb the spread of the virus, India implemented a nationwide lockdown since the 24th of March, which was revised thrice. On the 18th of May, India entered the 4th phase of the nation wide lockdown. The 4th lockdown is proposed to end on the 31st of May.
Meanwhile, cases of Indian states also rose, maintaining Maharashtra’s position on the top with 44,582 cases, followed by Tamil Nadu 14,753, Gujarat with 13,273 and Delhi 12,319 cases till date.
Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh crossed 5,000 cases and stood at 6,542, 5,735 and 6,170 cases of the Novel Coronavirus, respectively.
Other states which reported 4,000 and less than 4,000 cases of COVID-19 infections are: West Bengal (3,332,) Andhra Pradesh (2,667,) Punjab (2,029,) Bihar (2,166) Telangana (1,761,) Karnataka (1743) Jammu and Kashmir (1,489,) Odisha (1,189,) Haryana (1,067,) Kerala (733,) Jharkhand (323,) Chandigarh (219,) Assam (260,) Tripura (175,) Chhattisgarh (172,) Himachal Pradesh (168) Uttarakhand (153,) and Goa (54.)
Meanwhile, Globally, 5,304,001 people have been infected and the death toll now stands at 340,004.
Stay tuned for further updates.
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