Coronavirus Update: Pandemic Woes in Election Bound State; COVID Sample Collections to Pace Up in Delhi

Story Highlights
  • India Race against contagion continues
  • Delhi to conduct RT-PCR tests at its travel platforms
  • Poll-bound West Bengal under the COVID Radar

New Delhi: The pandemic presented a rise to 47,239 new infections taking the tally to 1,17,33,594. Meanwhile, Delhi registered a sudden spike adding 1,101 infections to its confirmed count. Maharashtra. Kerala. Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, and Punjab contribute majorly to the 3,65.370 active individuals of the nation. However, the recuperations have surged to 1,12,05,160 in the past 24 hours. The fatality rate hasn’t yielded any drop; it recorded 275 deaths across the nation.

Poll-bound state, West Bengal emerges as a new hotspot. An internal survey by the state’s health department discovered a rise in its infection rate from March 15 to March 21. Almost 19 districts on the list marked are marked. With the election dates almost nearing, this sudden rise worries the state health minister.   Meanwhile, the state reported 404 fresh cases of COVID-19, pushing the tally to 5,81,403.  The death toll mounted to 10,310 with two more fatalities. 

On the contrary, Delhi has declared Random testing of coronavirus across states airports, railway, and bus stations. It has restricted placed public celebration of the coming Holi, Shab-e-Barat, and Navratri festivals. The government said, “safety measures for Covid should be rigorously observed in public places, especially in markets and malls”. The daily Covid surge in Delhi has crossed 1,000 over the last 24 hours. The last time daily cases were this high was on December 19, when the city logged 1,139 new cases. Subsequently, Mumbai Civic authorities have also announced imposed ban (private as well as public) on the festive celebrations amid the surge.

Health experts across the nation suspect the resurgence as the second wave of the novel virus which has taken aback nations due to its mutant strains and laxity in observing safety measures including the use of masks and social distancing. 

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