Time to worry! Coronavirus cases in India jumps by over 38 per cent
New Delhi : Coronavirus has returned to India and its impact is now showing with the daily jump in the number of new cases. On Thursday, India recorded more than 12,000 new coronavirus cases in a time frame of 24 hours, which is a jump of about 38 per cent from the cases reported on Wednesday.
This definitely is a time when people in India must worry about the coming days and start taking precautionary measures like wearing masks, maintaining social distance and keeping hand hygiene to stop spread of the COVID-19 virus.
While some people have already tagged it as the arrival of the fourth wave, the authorities in India have said that it cannot be termed as fourth wave since the number of hospitalizations and the death rate is very low so far.
The majority of cases on Thursday were registered in Maharashtra and Kerala; while Maharashtra recorded 4,024 new cases, Kerala saw 3,488 new infections. The number of cases are also rising sharply in Delhi, the daily infections in the national capital have gone above 1,000.
In the last 24 hours, 11 deaths have been reported in the nation. The recovery rate in India stands at 98.65 per cent.
The daily positivity rate stands at 2.35 percent, while the weekly positivity rate is at 2.38 percent. A total of 85.63 crore samples have been tested so far for coronavirus, with 5,19,419 tests being conducted in the last 24 hours.