As the new coronavirus continues its sweep across the world, cases in India have risen to 12,380 with 414 deaths so far. Of those, 10,477 of the cases are active, while 1,489 patients have been cured/discharged/migrated, according to the Union Health Ministry. .
In a sensational development in New Delhi, a pizza delivery boy also has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, setting the alarm bells ringing in the national capital.
States like Maharashtra, Delhi, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh continue to witness a spike in their number of confirmed corona-positive cases, while Kerala and Andhra Pradesh seem to have successfully flattened the curve. Maharashtra saw a 34% dip and Mumbai a 35% dip in new cases recorded yesterday.
Northeast India has also reported many cases of the virus. The tally is as follows:
Arunachal Pradesh: 1
The positive cases from coronavirus have crossed the 2 million mark. The current status is 2,084,022 cases worldwide. 134,669 people have died of the virus, while 515,090 people have recovered. 1,434,263 active cases of the virus have been reported, out of which 51,596 (4%) of the people are in critical condition.
The United States is the country with the highest number of positive cases – 644,348, and 28,554 people have died so far. Spain, Italy, France, Germany, UK, China, Iran, Turkey and Belgium are the top countries with the highest number of cases after US.
The economic impact of the COVID-19 is also being felt in all parts of the world.
The Indian rupee has slipped 34 paise to all-time low of 76.78 against US dollar in early trade. Meanwhile, international giants Google will slow hiring for the rest of the year, Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai told the company’s staff in a memo on Wednesday.
United States President Donald Trump vowed to unveil plans Thursday to reopen the world's top economy, following cautious moves in Europe, claiming the US had "passed the peak" of new coronavirus cases, although the number of deaths at an all-time high.
At the same time, Switzerland's government is due to unveil on Thursday how it plans to relax the country's shutdown put in place to halt the spread of the new coronavirus epidemic, Swiss media reported. Health Minister Alain Berset will outline a three-stage plan to start a gradual opening of businesses and schools which have been shuttered for a month.
These will be considered major developments as all the countries around the world are strategizing a similar exit, although the spread of the virus has not slowed and the search for a cure continues.
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