New Delhi: – The number of Coronavirus cases is consistently increasing in the country, and the pandemic has claimed 126 lives in the last 24 hours. The number of cases has also crossed 50,000, as nearly 3,000 new cases were reported in the previous 24 hours. The pandemic has caused 526 deaths in the last five days, and the number of cases has increased by 11,000. The number of cases in Maharashtra has crossed 16,000. On Wednesday, 1,233 new cases were reported in a single day. Union Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan, has expressed concerns over the increasing number of cases in the state of Maharashtra.
The health department declared that 2958 cases were reported in the country between Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. This has taken the total number of Coronavirus cases in the country to 49,394. The number of cases in the country has crossed 50,000, as this number does not include the cases reported from various states on Wednesday. The number of cases in Maharashtra has passed 16,000, thus reaching 16,758. The number of cases in Mumbai alone has crossed 10,000.
34 deaths were reported from Maharashtra in the last 24 hours, and there was an addition of 1,233 new cases. 769 cases were reported from Mumbai alone. Before this, on Tuesday, 34 deaths were reported from Maharashtra, including 26 from Mumbai. The number of new cases reported was 841, including 635 from Mumbai. The concerns have increased because of the cases found in the densely populated hutment colonies in Mumbai. Dharavi recorded 68 new cases on Wednesday. 55 new cases were reported on a single day, on Tuesday, from Indiranagar in Mulund.
Coronavirus cases have been reported from 34 districts out of 36, in Maharashtra. Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan expressed concerns over the increasing spread of Coronavirus in Maharashtra. He held an online discussion with State Health Minister, Rajesh Tope, over the subject. Dr Harsh Vardhan pointed out that the number of cases is increasing in Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, Nagpur, Aurangabad and Solapur and suggested that these areas needed special attention.
After Maharashtra, Dr Harsh Vardhan assessed the situation in Gujarat. The percentage of deaths among Coronavirus patients is found to be higher in Gujarat, and Dr Harsh Vardhan said that a coordinated effort between the state and the union government is necessary to control the situation here. 27 people died in the pandemic on Wednesday, and 380 new cases were reported. The number of cases is on the rise, even in Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan and West Bengal. The first case of Coronavirus was reported from the union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. No new cases were reported from Kerala on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Telangana government has extended the lockdown till 29th May.