There is no immediate relief in sight as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in alarming manner. One can gauge the unprecedented situation with the fact that around one lakh positive cases have been added in the total tally in mere six days at the rate of around 17,000 cases/per day in India.
The country has so far recorded 5,09,377 cases and 15,681 deaths, while over 2.95 lakh patients have recovered, as per the official data.
More than 18,000 cases reported on Friday—a new peak of total number of cases in 24 hours. On Thursday, there were 17, 870 cases contrary to 18, 572 a day after. This was the seventh peak in daily cases in past eight days, a TOI report said.
There were 381 deaths from the virus on Friday, the first time in four days that the toll had dipped below 400.
Maharashtra, Delhi, and Tamil Nadu continue to maintain worst position in the total number of mounting corona cases.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said Uttar Pradesh had only a fraction of their death count because of efforts to fight COVID-19. “England, France, Italy and Spain – these countries at one time had conquered the world and were the biggest powers of the world, but if you add up the populations of all these countries it comes to 24 crore, but in India, UP alone has 24 crore. How effective UP has been can be seen from the fact that the four European nations together had 1,30,000 deaths due to COVID-19. But in UP, the number of deaths is 600,” he said.