New Delhi: – There were 51 Coronavirus deaths in the last 24 hours in the country, taking the total number to 937. Whereas, the total number of cases has crossed 30,000, as 1,600 new cases were reported from around the country. The number of cases is increasing very rapidly in Maharashtra, with the highest rise observed, especially in Mumbai and Pune. Twenty-five people died in Mumbai due to the epidemic in the last 24 hours. This is the first time that so many Coronavirus deaths have been reported from Mumbai.
The union health ministry once again clarified that the Indian situation is better than the other countries on the count of the number of cases and deaths. The cure rate in India has reached 23.3%. Union health ministry’s joint secretary, Luv Agrawal, informed that there has also been an addition of 17 districts to the count of districts where no new cases have been reported in the last 28 days.
While these claims are being made by the health ministry, the number of cases and deaths is rapidly rising in some parts of the country. Twenty-five deaths were reported from Mumbai in the last 24 hours, adding to the concerns. Fourteen patients who died in Mumbai on Tuesday were below the age of 40. There has also been an addition of 394 new cases to the total number of cases there. Forty-two new cases were reported from the densely populated Dharavi area of Mumbai, with four deaths, taking the total count of Coronavirus cases in Dharavi to 330 and 18 deaths. There have been 244 Coronavirus deaths in Mumbai so far.
Three patients died in Pune on Tuesday whereas 143 new cases were added. The total number of deaths has reached 83 in the city, and the total number of cases has reached 1,500. The number of cases is also seen to be rising rapidly in some parts of Gujarat and Delhi. After Mumbai, the maximum number of deaths have been reported from the cities of Surat and Vadodara in Gujarat. The pandemic claimed 19 lives in Surat and 13 lives in Vadodara.
Meanwhile, no evidence has been found so far that plasma therapy can be successfully used for treating Coronavirus patients. Research is being carried out in this subject. Therefore, the health ministry has warned that plasma therapy should not be used without prior permission as it can prove to be dangerous for the patients.