On Tuesday, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data revealed India has recorded a total of 3900 cases of coronavirus within 24 hours taking the total number of cases to 46,433. In the last 24 hours, the number of fatalities recorded 195, now stands at 1568. As of now, there are 32,134 active cases and 12,727 people have recovered.
Maharashtra has recorded the highest number of cases with 14,541 and 583 deaths. Gujarat has reported 5804 cases so far while Delhi comes in the third position with 4898 cases. Apart from these three states, Madhya Pradesh (2,942), Rajasthan (3061), Tamil Nadu (3,550) and Uttar Pradesh (2,766) are among the other states that have observed a sharp rise in the number.
The data was shared by the Union Health Ministry at their daily briefing on Monday. They further informed the doubling time of coronavirus cases has improved from 3.4 before lockdown to 12 days now. The Joint Health Secretary Lav Agarwal said, “Our challenge now is how to further improve these results, to further increase doubling time.”
India’s recovery rate was at 27.52 percent, which is a positive result, they said. The Union Health Ministry had also said that the disease curve was comparatively flat as of now. “As the curve is relatively flat as of now. If we work collectively, peaks may not come, but if we fail then, we may see spikes in cases”, said Agarwal.
He described the transmission of the virus like geometric progression. “We are transitioning to a new normal, we need to compulsorily wear face masks/covers in public places; preventive measures need to be followed outside containment zones as well,” he said. India has already entered the third phase which will continue till May 17.