Saturday, 11 July, 2020


Death toll in India from COVID-19 passes 100

Coronavirus: Govt scales up containment strategy India’s Coronavirus death toll reaches 109, infections top 4000 as Govt draws aggressive containment plan
Bennie Garza | 06 April, 2020, 23:00

Maharashtra remained the worst hit state with the number of positive cases rising to 490, followed by Delhi at 445 and Tamil Nadu at 411. "The strategy will be applicable to areas reporting large outbreaks and multiple clusters of spread over many blocks of one or more districts that are contiguous", say the new guidelines finalised on a day when Delhi's Nizamuddin cluster widened to 17 states, covering almost half of India. The total number of positive coronvirus cases in India also includes 65 foreign nationals.

The rate of doubling of Covid-19 cases in India is 4.1 days presently but if the cases linked to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation would not have happened, it would have been 7.4 days, the health ministry said on Sunday. Tamil Nadu has reported 485 cases, with six recoveries and three deaths. "In 2009, during the H1N1 Influenza pandemic it was observed that well connected big cities with substantive population movement were reporting large number of cases, whereas rural areas and smaller towns with low population densities and relatively poor road, rail and airway connectivity were reporting only few cases. But if additional cases reported due to the Tablighi Jamaat event, had not taken place, then the doubling rate would have been 7.4 days, said Lav Aggarwal", Joint Secy, Health Ministry.

Andhra Pradesh reported two more deaths, while Punjab, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh reported one fatality each.

Knowing the district-wise distribution of COVID-19 cases is important because, as reported by The Indian Express, over 80% of the total positive cases have been traced to 62 districts across the country. Bihar, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana have reported two deaths each.

There are 161 cases in Andhra Pradesh, while Telengana has 159 infections.

COVID-19 cases have risen to 144 in Karnataka, followed by 105 in Gujarat and 104 in Madhya Pradesh.

Thirty people are afflicted with COVID-19 in Bihar, while Assam has 24 cases.

Ten cases have been reported from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Chhattisgarh has nine infections. Uttarakhand has 22 cases, followed by Odisha at 20 cases, Chandigarh at 18 infections, and Ladakh with 14.

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