India has been beating its own ‘biggest one-day rise’ mark from the past few days, the country on Monday entered the list of top 10 worst-hit nations in the world. While India recorded the biggest surge for 4th day with nearly 7,000 Covid-19 cases in 24 hrs, the total tally of infections reached 1,38,845, as per the data from the Union health ministry.
According to the reports from Johns Hopkins University, India is now the 10th most Corona affected country surpassing Iran which now has 1,35,701 confirmed infections. Mumbai now turned into the new epicentre in the country while Asia’s biggest slum, Dharavi reported more than 3,000 cases in a day for the first time. On the other hand, India has become the 15th country in the world with 4,024 deaths.
This has left both the central government and health care system in the country overwhelmed in the wake of the former easing the lockdown from May 17th. On the positive note, India has, however, been registering a good recovering rate which stood at 41.28 per cent. “The testing capacity has also been ramped up with around 1,50,000 tests every day,” said the Ministry release.
A disease prediction model run by scientists at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences in Chennai recorded a lower R-value even after the relaxation of the lockdown, suggesting a drop in the disease growth rate. R, (reproduction number) is the number of persons that one infected person can spread the infection to others. R-value of 1.9 means that 10 infected persons will on average cause 19 new infections.