Daily Virus Cases Below 19,000 After 6 Months


With 60 deaths, Maharashtra records the most casualties


India daily new COVID­-19 caseload dropped below 19000 after six months on Sunday, according to a release issued by the Health Ministry. “18,732 cases were added to the national tally in the last 24 hours. The newly added cases were 18,653 on July 1. Also, 279 fatalities were reported in the past 24 hours,” said the release. The Ministry noted that 10 States/Union Territories account for 75.27% of new deaths, with Maharashtra registering the most casualties (60). West Bengal and Delhi follow with 33 and 23 daily deaths, respectively. Lowest since July As per the Health Ministry’s data, India’s total active caseload has fallen to 2.78 lakh (2,78,690) currently. This is the lowest after 170 days. The total active cases were 2,76,682 on July 10. “The country has reported a trend of sustained decrease in the number of active cases. India’s present active caseload consists of 2.74% of India’s total positive cases,” said the release. 


Currently, 76.52% of the new cases are concentrated in 10 states and UTs, with Kerala reporting the highest daily new cases at 3,527. It is followed by Maharashtra, with 2,854 new cases. A total of 21,430 people recovered and were discharged in the last 24 hours.  The total recovered cases stand at 97,61,538. The gap between recovered cases and active cases is nearing 95 lakh and presently stands at 94,82,848, said the Ministry. “Kerala reported the maximum number of single-day recoveries with 3,782. 1,861 people recovered in West Bengal, followed by 1,764 in Chhattisgarh. 72.37% of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 States/ UTs,” said the release. The number of people who had come to Telangana from the United Kingdom and tested positive for coronavirus has reached 20, with two more diagnosed with COVID­19 on Sunday. The two are from Medcha Malkajgiri. 


The number of people who had come to Telangana from the United Kingdom and tested positive for coronavirus has reached 20, with two more diagnosed with COVID­19 on Sunday. The two are from Medchal­Malkajgiri. Since December 9, a total of 1,216 people came to the State from the U.K.  All samples were sent to the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) for genome sequencing to know the strain of the virus. Director of Public Health Dr. G Srinivasa Rao said they were awaiting the results. Whether the coronavirus in the 20 patients is the new U.K. variant might be known by Monday. The 20 people who tested positive include eight from Medchal­Malkajgiri, four from Hyderabad, two from Jagtial, one each from Mancherial, Nalgonda, Rangareddy, Sangareddy, Siddipet, and Warangal.


They were admitted to different hospitals. Besides, their immediate contacts were also traced. Till Saturday evening, Health department staff had identified 79 immediate contacts of the 18 patients, who were kept under quarantine and their health condition was monitored. Of the 79 immediate contacts, three have tested positive for coronavirus.




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