Delhi recorded 1,076 fresh coronavirus cases on Wednesday, taking the tally in the national capital to over 1.4 lakh, while the death toll from the disease climbed to 4,044, authorities said. Eleven deaths have been recorded in the last 24 hours, as per the latest bulletin, which is the lowest number of Covid-19 fatalities reported in a day, since July 1. Also, Tamil Nadu reported single day highest Covid-19 deaths of 112, taking toll to 4,461 while 5,175 fresh cases push tally to 2.73 lakh, says the state government bulletin.
In the 24 hours ending 9 am Wednesday, India reported 52,509 cases of the novel coronavirus and 857 deaths. This took the country’s tally to over 19 lakh cases (19,08,255), including 5,86,244 patients who are undergoing treatment for the disease, 12,82,216 who have recovered and 39,795 fatalities, the Union Health Ministry confirmed. Wednesday marked the seventh consecutive day that Covid-19 cases increased by more than 50,000 in the country.
Maharashtra, New Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh are the key states to watch, but smaller states like Goa, Tripura, Manipur and Puducherry are also have a significantly large spread of Covid-19. (Also read the latest on the Covid-19 vaccine front). The services sector is facing the brunt of the pandemic. From food to aviation, and IT to hospitality, the sector is still struggling to get back on its feet given physical contact is an intrinsic prerequisite. The sector is estimated to employ more than 33 per cent of the employed population and contribute over 55 per cent to the GDP. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was discharged from hospital after recovering from the disease. He had been admitted to Chirayu Hospital in Bhopal after he tested positive for the disease on July 25. He has reportedly been advised to remain at home for another seven days, during which his health will be monitored.
Meanwhile, global coronavirus cases rose to 18,466,594 Wednesday, with as many as 699,134 fatalities. At least 11,058,317 people have recovered from the disease so far, data by John Hopkins showed.