The number of coronavirus cases in India has reached above 90,000 with a biggest single-day jump of 4,987 fresh cases thus bringing a total to 90,927. So far India has seen 2,872 deaths, according to the Union Health Ministry. Four states – Maharashtra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat – which have recorded the highest number of cases in India also reported the biggest surged in COVID-19 count in the last 24 hours.
One-third of the total COVID-19 cases in the country has been reported in Maharastra with 30,000 cases marked till Saturday. Tamil Nadu has crossed the toll of 10,000. Delhi has crossed 9,000 numbers with 438 new cases on Saturday. So far Delhi has faced 129 deaths due to the coronavirus. The state Gujarat has the second-highest number of coronavirus cases with 340 new cases on Saturday.
As per the Health Ministry, migrant workers are the worst hit of the coronavirus. It further said that areas which are having the poor structural quality of housing, inadequate access to safe water, poor sanitation and insecure residential status have gaps in health and healthcare services. An incident commander would be appointed to effectively handle the pandemic at these areas, the Health Ministry said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a Rs 20 lakh crore fiscal stimuli to help revive the economy battered by the pandemic. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will today the fifth and final tranche of government’s stimulus package after making several big announcements this week, including a Rs 1-lakh crore package for agriculture and allied sectors and Rs 3 lakh crore fiscal support for medium and small-scale businesses.
On Saturday, WHO warned that disinfecting the streets will not eliminate the novel coronavirus rather it exposes people towards health risks.
Worldwide, over 40 lakh people have been affected by the highly contagious illness. The United States – hardest hit by the pandemic in terms of the number of fatalities — has now confirmed a total of 1,466,682 cases. More than 88,000 have died in the US due to COVID-19.