527 new COVID cases push Goa to the wall




The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic has pushed the state to the wall, as Goa registered 527 new COVID cases on Wednesday with a positivity rate of 19.96 per cent.

The positivity rate of the total 2,639 samples tested on Wednesday is 19.96 per cent as against 13.77 per cent which was recorded on Tuesday when 2,809 samples had been drawn for testing.

This suggests that the situation is worrisome, and it is going out of hand  of the state administration and health authorities.

The dreaded disease took the lives of two more patients in the last 24 hours; till date 840 patients have succumbed to this fast-spreading contagious virus.

The state also reached a grim milestone of 60,000-mark on Wednesday as far as the total confirmed cases are concerned, while the active COVID cases are nearing the 3,000-mark.

This massive surge in cases took the number of  the  total confirmed cases to  60,229; of which 2,858 are active while 56,531 patients have defeated the deadly virus.

PTI ADDS FROM NEW DELHI: The number of new coronavirus cases in India hit a record daily high since the outbreak of the pandemic with over 1.15 lakh new infections being reported in a span of 24 hours, pushing the nationwide COVID tally to 1,28,01,785, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Wednesday.

The single-day rise in coronavirus cases breached the 1-lakh mark for the second time in three days.

A total of 1,15,736 infections were reported in a day, while the death toll increased to 1,66,177 with 630 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

Registering a steady increase for the 28th day in row, the active cases have increased to 8,43,473 comprising 6.59 per cent of the total infections, while the recovery rate has further dropped to 92.11 per cent, the data stated. The active caseload was at its lowest at 1,35,926 on February 12 comprising 1.25 per cent of the total infections.    

According to the ICMR, 25,14, 39,598 samples have been tested up to April 6 with 12,08, 339 samples being tested on Tuesday.  The 630 new fatalities include 297 from Maharashtra, 61 from Punjab,

53 from Chhattisgarh, 39 from Karnataka, 30 from Uttar Pradesh, 18 from Madhya Pradesh, 17 each from Delhi and Gujarat, 15 from Tamil Nadu, 14 from Kerala, 13 from Rajasthan.