NewDelhi: The government today released state-wise distribution of coronavirus cases after India recorded over 3.5 lakh coronavirus cases for eight days in a row. There are 12 states/UTs with over 5.5 lakh total cases. Maharashtra is on top of the list with 48,22,902 total coronavirus cases. There are 12 states/UTs each which currently have 01-60,000 and 60,001-5,50,000 total confirmed coronavirus cases.
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said that the state has reported the highest single-day rise of 41,953 new COVID19 cases and 58 deaths. "Active cases stand at 3,75,658 in the state, 23,106 recovered. Total 13,62,363 patients recovered so far, while 5,565 deaths have been reported till now," he added.
BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday suggested that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should make Union Minister Nitin Gadkari in charge of the COVID-19 management amid the second wave of the virus in the country. "We could face one more wave that targets children unless strict precautions now are taken...Relying on PMO is useless," he tweeted.
Why did the 1st COVID-19 wave decline in India & why is the 2nd wave so severe?
A combination of standing level of immunity and cautionary steps halted first COVID-19 wave, said Principal Scientific Adviser to Centre K VijayRaghavan. "However, immunity may not have been widespread and fraction uninfected in first wave...may have been large...Combination of less caution, less immunity...and consequent opening up of access to virus drives a large second wave," he added.