The spread of the novel coronavirus in India has quickened in the last few days with new cases of Covid-19 and deaths reported every day. The epidemic has expanded its footprint in the country and has affected more than 5.2 lakh people since the first positive case was confirmed on Jan. 30 in Kerala.
More than three billion people around the world have lived under lockdown as governments stepped up efforts to contain the pandemic, which has left more than 5 lakh people dead globally.
While Covid-19 has impacted the US, Brazil and Russia the worst, India has already felt the hit to its economy. Covid-19 has also spread to far-flung regions of the country.
Here’s the tally of Covid-19 positive cases in India and the state-wise impact:
Coronavirus in India: Total number of positive cases (including deaths): 5,49,548 as of June 28
States/UTs death toll (details are updated as we receive information): 16,323
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||72||0|
|Dadar and Nagar Haveli||177||0|
|Daman and Diu||36||0|
|Jammu and Kashmir||7,093||94|
|Cases being reassigned to states||7839|
Note: The tallies above include foreigners who have been infected with Covid-19.
No. of people discharged: 3,08,951
While the Centre and state governments have been trying hard to check the Covid-19 spread by tracking, isolating and treating infected people, the daily rise in India cases is worrisome.