On the 4th of June, 72nd day of the nation wide lockdown named as Unlock 1, India recorded the biggest spike of the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 cases.
The Indian Health Ministry on the morning of the 4th of June, confirmed 9,304 fresh cases of the Novel Coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally to 2,16,919 cases.
The 4th of June is the 10th consecutive day of India reporting 7,000 plus single day hike in just 24 hours. Though the number of COVID-19 cases are increasing rapidly, the recovery rate has also improved to 47 % from previous 42 %.
After Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Gujarat, Rajasthan were also reported to have good numbers of COVID-19 cases and worst hit due to the Novel Coronavirus.
Maharashtra has 74,860 cases, Tamil Nadu has 25,872 cases, Delhi (23,645) Gujarat (18,117,) Rajasthan (9,652,) Uttar Pradesh (8,870,) Madhya Pradesh (8588) and West Bengal (6,508.)
Other top states with COVID-19 cases below 5,000 are Bihar (4,326,) Karnataka (4,062.)
Andhra Pradesh (39711,) Telangana (3,020,) Jammu and Kashmir (2,857,) Haryana (2,954) and Punjab (2,376.)
The increase in cases is a matter of concern for the nation, as the Central Government resumed flight and train services. Under the 1st phase of Unlock 1, religious places, restaurants and shopping malls are also allowed to open from the 8th of June.
These reopenings of public places may bring a drastic hike in the number of cases from the already existing numbers.
The 5th phase of the nation wide lockdown would only be applicable to containment zones in 13 worst hit cities of India, whereas Unlock 1 would be applicable in the other zones, closed since the 24th of March.
The nation would open in three different phases. The lockdown 5.0., and Unlock 1 would continue till the 30th of June, following which the Central Government would think of Unlock 2.
Stay tuned for further updates.