Coronavirus in India: Confirmed cases rise to 1,330; Kerala, Bengal report more deaths

Coronavirus in India: Confirmed cases rise to 1,330; Kerala, Bengal report more deaths

Following the sharpest single-day spike in India, the entire number of the novel coronavirus cases has climbed to 1,334 after fresh cases were recorded on Tuesday morning. The price thanks to Covid-19, meanwhile, stands at 40.

India has seen a rise of over 230 cases within the last 24 hours while the amount of active cases is around 1,120 with 101 people either been cured or discharged. Follow LIVE UPDATES on coronavirus outbreak

Maharashtra has reported the foremost deaths (10), followed by Gujarat (6), Karnataka (3) Madhya Pradesh (3), Delhi (2) and Jammu and Kashmir (2). Kerala, Tamil Nadu , Bihar, West Bengal , Punjab and Himachal Pradesh have reported a death each. On Tuesday, another death was reported in Kerala after a 68-year-old died in Thiruvananthapuram.

The highest number of confirmed Covid-19 cases was reported from Kerala with 234 infections, followed by Maharashtra at 220. the amount of cases in Delhi has gone up to 97.

The cases in Karnataka have gone up to 96 till now, it's increased to 82 in Uttar Pradesh . the amount of cases has risen to 77 in Telangana, 70 in Gujarat, 67 in Tamil Nadu while the amount of cases in Rajasthan has climbed to 79. it's risen to 49 in Jammu and Kashmir.

Madhya Pradesh has 47 positive patients. Punjab has reported 41 cases, while 36 Covid-19 cases are detected in Haryana. There are 23 patients in Andhra Pradesh , West Bengal (22), Bihar (15) and Ladakh (13).
Ten cases are reported from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Chandigarh and Chhattisgarh have recorded 13 cases, while Uttarakhand has reported seven cases. Goa has reported five coronavirus cases, while Himachal Pradesh and Odisha have reported three cases each. Puducherry, Mizoram and Manipur have reported a case each.

6 who attended Nizamuddin congregation die of COVID-19

Six people from Telangana who attended a spiritual congregation in Delhi's Nizamuddin died on Monday thanks to the novel coronavirus.

"Coronavirus has spread among a number of those that attended a spiritual prayer service from March 13 to fifteen at Markaz in Nizamuddin area in Delhi," consistent with a politician release. "Among those that attended were some persons from Telangana."

Two of the six died at the Gandhi Hospital, one each in two private hospitals, and one each in Nizamabad and Gadwal towns, the statement said, without mentioning the time of their deaths.

The special teams under the collectors have identified the persons who came in touch with the deceased and that they are shifted to the hospitals, it said.

Police and paramilitary personnel cordoned off a serious area in Nizamuddin West in south Delhi on Monday and over 200 people are kept in isolation in hospitals after several people that took part during a religious congregation there showed symptoms of coronavirus.

The Telagana government asked those that participated within the prayers to tell the authorities. it'll conduct tests and offer treatment to them freed from cost, consistent with the discharge .

The government also requested the people to alert if they are available to understand about those that participated within the prayers.

More testing labs being opened across country

Principal Scientific Adviser to the govt K VijayRaghavan on Monday said the ICMR is amplifying coronavirus test sites and more laboratories are being opened across the country.

He said the Indian industry is additionally performing on vaccines, re-purposing, critical-care treatment and partnering with academia and start-ups.

"Many of you've got acknowledged the necessity for more diagnostic tests. The @ICMRDELHI is amplifying test sites and you'll see more being done. More laboratories are being opened for testing across states," he said during a series of tweets.

He also said efforts to extend test capacity by the 'pooling' of samples are being evaluated.

"There are new tests being rolled-out, globally, for the presence, or traces of the virus having visited an individual . These are often useful as a first-pass, albeit they're cruder than the 'gold-standard' RT-PCR. Indian labs are developing these sorts of tests too," he said.

He said the Indian start-ups and incubators are "astounding' and dealing on the very best end drug-repurposing, using AI to predict targets, to creating equipment and tools for treatment of coronavirus.