About a year after the first lockdown imposed in the country after the Corona epidemic unfolded, the same situation is beginning to occur again. In many states, including Maharashtra, strict measures such as limited lockdown and night curfew have also been taken. A month ago, it seemed that the corona infection was completely under control, new cases had come to around 10,000. But from the second fortnight of February, there was such a surge in new cases in Maharashtra and Kerala that the possibility of a second wave in the country has increased.
The death toll is also highest after two months
Currently, cases are increasing rapidly in at least eight states, the result of which is in the form of an increase in daily figures. On Wednesday, the highest number of new cases were registered this year, while the death toll also came after two months. According to the data released by the Union Health Ministry at 8 am, 28,903 new cases of corona infection have been detected across the country during the last 24 hours, of which 17,864 cases have been reported in Maharashtra alone. This year, for the first time in a day, such a large number of new cases have been found. Earlier, on December 13 last year, more than 30,254 cases were found. 188 people have also died during this period.
Two months later, so many people have died in one day. Among them, Maharashtra also recorded the highest number of deaths at 87, Punjab at 38 and Kerala at 15. Talking about increasing cases, Kerala has the highest number of 1,970 new cases after Kerala. Apart from this, 1,463 new cases have been found in Punjab, 1,135 in Karnataka, 954 in Gujarat, 867 in Tamil Nadu, and 856 in Chhattisgarh. These are the states that are raising concerns about the second wave of Corona infection in the country. About 80 percent of the new cases are from these states.
According to the ministry, the total number of infected persons has crossed one crore of 14 lakh 38 thousand. Out of these, over one crore 10 lakh 45 thousand people have been cured so far and 1,59,044 people have also died. The recovery rate of patients has come down to 96.56 percent and the death rate is 1.39 percent. The number of active cases has increased to 2,34,406, which is 2.05 percent of the total infected.