The number of coronavirus cases in India has passed the nine lakh mark, while 28,498 new cases were reported on Tuesday. While 23,727 people died from the infection, more than 5.71 lakh people recovered, according to government data. According to the Ministry of Health, there are a total of 9,06,752 cases of coronavirus in the country, of which 3,11,565 patients are active cases.
The Center said the recovery rate in India was 63.02%.
The Ministry of Health said that 86% of the total active cases were limited to 10 affected states, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu representing 50% of them.
Although it is the second most populous country in the world, the daily growth rate of new COVID-19 cases in India continues to drop, from around 38.2% in March to 3.24% on 12 July, according to Rajesh Bhushan, the special duty officer at the Ministry of Health, said a media availability.
Here are the updates on the cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in India:
The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has started a free ambulance service for COVID-19 patients on Prakash Purab from Guru Har Krishan Sahib Ji.
DSGMC President Manjinder Singh Sirsa has told media before that a total of 12 ambulances will be stationed in different parts of the national capital.
“We will be providing more ambulances in the coming days. The 12 ambulances currently available are fully equipped. They will remain available until we win the battle against COVID-19,” he said.
Delhi hospitals have more than 11,000 beds available for coronavirus patients, according to the city government health bulletin released on Tuesday.
According to the bulletin, Delhi has 15,300 beds in total and 11,106 of them are vacant. Given the situation of COVID-19 in the national capital, the Delhi government has also organized beds in hotels and banquet halls linked to hospitals.
Haryana’s interior minister Anil Vij said Tuesday that the state government could impose a curfew or seal the borders of its four most affected districts, including Gurgaon and Faridabad.
“We can think of sealing the borders of these four districts; we can think of imposing a curfew in these four districts,” said the PTI news agency.