Coronavirus in India: 130 new cases of corona, the highest in a single day

NEW DELHI: India's Covid-19 count crossed the 1,000 mark on Sunday, with states reporting 130 new cases, the highest in a single day thus far, even as Delhi saw a significant increase in 23 new infections and Maharashtra reported two deaths from the disease.

This is the first time that Delhi's single-day Covid-19 account has been crossed to double digits. In fact, it is a worrying signal, state authorities said.

Nationwide, Sunday was the third day in a row that the count of new cases exceeded 100, indicating that the infection was spreading. States have reported 1,122 cases so far, of which 30 have died. The Union Ministry of Health has confirmed 1024 cases and 27 deaths.

Maharashtra, which now has the highest number of 203 Covid-19 cases, reported two new deaths on Sunday, bringing the death toll in the state to eight.

The wife of a taxi driver in the western suburbs of Mumbai and a man from Buldhana, both 40 years old and with no history of international travel, succumbed to the disease.

Local authorities said Maharashtra's positive case count has touched 203 in a very short span. “It took 16 days from the first reported case to reach 100 for the state. But the second hundred cases have come in a quick span of five days, authorities said. Dr. Anup Kumar, commissioner of the National Health Mission, said 35 people have recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals across the state.

Across India, data shows that 119 Covid-19 patients, about 10% of the total number of cases reported so far, have recovered from the disease.

After Maharashtra, it is the most affected by the Covid-19 crisis with 202 cases and one death, according to state data. It has reported a total of 58 cases of Covid-19 and five deaths, including a 47-year-old man who succumbed to the disease on Sunday.

An analysis of the five deaths in Gujarat reveals that three were seniors over the age of 65 and two were under the age of 50.

In UP, Covid-19 cases are also increasing rapidly. The state recorded its highest single-day count on Sunday of 19 new patients, bringing its total count to 80. State authorities said all the new cases were linked to two 'Covid' groups, Noida and Meerut, but there were no signs community propagation. up to this point.

Of the 19 new cases, 12 were reported from Meerut, four from Noida, two from Ghaziabad and one from Bareilly. The 12 cases in Meerut today were contacts from the Bulandshahr man who had been reported positive on Friday.

Similarly, the six cases from Noida and Ghaziabad and one from Bareilly that tested positive on Sunday had links to a fire extinguisher factory in Noida, authorities said. The Bareilly youth who tested positive on Sunday worked at this factory and returned home on March 20.

Senior Secretary for Family Health and Welfare Amit Mohan Prasad said the Noida factory had been declared a group. The factory has been the source of infection for about 20 people, he said. The Gautam Budh Nagar district administration has filed an FIR against the company for allegedly hiding information about coronavirus infections. A British citizen visited the company to conduct an audit and the information was not shared with the health department, officials said. They added that Meerut has also been declared as a Covid-19 cluster.

Up to eight new patients who tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday are contacts of a 50-year-old man, with no history of foreign travel, who arrived in Meerut from Amravati on two trains, stayed at three locations, attended a wedding and They prayed at two mosques in the city before testing positive here, local authorities said.

A 24-year-old man from Dhanbad in Jharkhand suspected of suffering from Covid-19 died on Sunday. If confirmed, the man could be Jharkhand's first Covid-19 case, as well as the first death. He had recently traveled to Kerala.