3,722 new COVID-19 cases and 134 causalities in last 24 hrs; India's tally crosses 78,000-mark, death toll at 2,549
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: With a spike of 3,722 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, India's tally on Thursday increased to 78,003, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare while adding that 134 fatalities were reported in the same period.
As per the data available at the Health Ministry Website, there are 49,219 active coronavirus cases in India while 2,549 people have lost their lives. Meanwhile, 26,235 people have been cured from the deadly infection and discharged from hospitals, said the Health Ministry.
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In Maharashtra, the number of cases are increasing at an alarming rate and the tally is nearing 26,000-mark while the dealth toll has climed to 975. In Gujarat, the tally has reached to 9,267 while the death toll has climbed to 566. In Madhya Pradesh, 4,173 are infected and 232 have lost their lives while Delhi has reported almost 8,000 cases and 106 fatalities.
Here's the state-wise report on coronavirus pandemic in India:
|S. No.||Name of State / UT||Total Confirmed cases||Cured/Discharged/Migrated||Deaths|
|1||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||33||33||0|
|8||Dadar Nagar Haveli||1||0||0|
|14||Jammu and Kashmir||971||466||11|
|Total number of confirmed cases in India||78003||26235||2549|
Amid the surging number of coronavirus cases across the world, the World Health Organisation has said that COVID-19 may become "another endemic virus and may never go away" just like HIV.
"We have a new virus entering the human population for the first time, and therefore it is very hard to predict when we will prevail over it. I think it's important to put this on the table: this virus may become just another endemic virus in our communities and this virus may never go away," said Michael Ryan, executive director of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme.
Meanwhile, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said that the doubling time of coronavirus cases in India has improved to 12.6 in the last three days, from 11 in the past 14 days. He further observed that the fatality rate is 3.2 per cent and the recovery rate is pegged at 32.8 per cent.
He also said that nine states and UTs, including Chhattisgarh, Ladakh, Manipur and Meghalaya, have not reported any new case of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours while Daman and Diu, Sikkim, Nagaland and Lakshadweep have not reported any cases so far.
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