COVID-19: India’s Daily Cases Below 30,000 For 1st Time In 4 Months, Delhi Situation ‘Unprecedented’

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COVID-19: India’s Daily Cases Below 30,000 For 1st
The daily Coronavirus caseload has dropped below 30,000 for the first time in the last four months. In the last 24 hours, India recorded 29,164 new COVID-19 infections with a death toll of 449. This is the lowest number of daily COVID-19 patients, since July 15. 125 days ago on July 14, the lowest of 28,498 cases were reported across the country.

What is worrying is that while the pace of Coronavirus has slowed in the country, the infection rate in the national capital Delhi is spreading rapidly. This rapidly deteriorating situation in Delhi is now described by NITI Aayog as “unprecedented”.

According to NITI Aayog’s Dr VK Paul, “unprecedented” situation has emerged in Delhi and “it is likely to become worse” in the coming weeks. He said that the current COVID-19 positivity rate per 10 lakh people may increase from 361 to 500 in Delhi.

The central government has also come into action as the Home Ministry has sent about 75 Central paramilitary doctors and 250 paramedics from states like Assam, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan to Delhi.

The Centre has also suggested increasing the number of ICU beds to about 6,431 in Delhi hospitals to handle the rise in cases to 500 people per million population. There are currently 3,491 COVID Special ICU beds in hospitals in Delhi, of which 88% are full. In the last 24 hours, 3,797 new cases have been reported while 99 people have died.

According to data from the Union Health Ministry, the total number of infected in Delhi now stands at 4,89,202, out of which 40,128 are active cases while the rest have recovered. So far, 7,713 people have died in Delhi due to virus infection, while the total number of patients infected with coronavirus in the country has mounted to 88,74,291.

Active cases stand at 4,53,401 while 82,90,371 have recovered while 1,30,519 people have lost their lives to Coronavirus.

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