For First Time India hits 9,000 Coronavirus Cases In A Single Day
The total cases in the country stood at 2,16,919, including 6,075 deaths, Union Health Ministry data shows.
As India and other nations fight the pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Wednesday that clinical
trials of the drug hydroxychloroquine will resume as it searches for potential coronavirus treatments.
Rajasthan has reported 68 new cases of COVID-19 today, taking the total number of infections to 9,720.
No death has been reported in the state today. So far, 209 COVID-19 patients have died in the state, including 100 in state capital Jaipur alone.
A total of 6,819 patients have recovered so far and 6,267 of them have been discharged. There are 2,692 active cases in the state as of now.
India Coronavirus (Covid-19) Cases Numbers: One of the main reasons for the decline in growth at the national level is the fact that Maharashtra,
which accounts for more than a third of all cases in India, has been slowing down for more than two weeks now. And that has happened at a rate much
faster than that what is observed at the national level.
Even as Telangana crossed the 3,000-mark with 129 new patients and seven deaths in the last 24 hours, a big concern arising of hospitals turning into virus hotspots. 31 doctors and three lab technicians have reportedly tested positive in state-run hospitals.
Drugmaker Roche has received emergency use authorisation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Elecsys IL-6 test to help identify severe inflammatory response in patients with confirmed COVID-19, it has said.
The test can be used to help identify COVID-19 patients who could be at high risk of intubation with mechanical ventilation, helping doctors decide early on if ventilation could be required, Roche said.
At the start of May, the compounded daily growth rate of cases in India was around 6.2 per cent. It rose to about 7 per cent before starting a decline that has continued since then. On Tuesday, the national growth rate was 4.67 per cent.
One of the main reasons for the decline in growth at the national level is the fact that Maharashtra, which accounts for more than a third of all cases in India, has been slowing down for more than two weeks now. And that has happened at a rate much faster than that what is observed at the national level. Till the middle of May, Maharashtra’s growth was about one per cent higher than the country as a whole. As that started to decline, it dragged down the national growth as well. On June 2, Maharashtra’s growth rate was 4.05 per cent, well below the national rate.
Globally, 64,30,800 people have been infected with the highly contagious virus.