Coronavirus;64 thousand 142 patients test positive in one day, 24.59 lakh cases in the country so far; One thousand prisoners infected in Maharashtra, 6 dead


  • 1006 people died on Thursday in the country, 48,144 people died in total.
  • The highest number of cases were found in Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.

The number of corona cases in the country has increased to 24 lakh 59 thousand 613. On Thursday, 64 thousand 142 patients tested Covid positive.  In Maharashtra, a thousand prisoners and 292 prison staff have been infected so far. The state prison department said on Friday that 6 prisoners had died so far.

Corona updates

  • The Union Health Ministry released its figures on Friday. According to this, 64 thousand 553 patients were found in one day. At the same time, 1007 people died. With this, the total number of infected in the country has increased to 24 lakh 61 thousand 191. These include 6 lakh 61 thousand 595 active cases. At the same time, 17 lakh 51 thousand 556 patients have become healthy. So far, 48 thousand 40 people have died of this disease.
  • India Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that on August 13, 8 lakh 48 thousand, 728 samples were tested in the country. At the same time, 2 crore 76 lakh 94 thousand 416 corona tests have been done so far.
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Maharshtra still remains the state with the highest number of cases. Where many states have bought the numbers down, the others are facing an increasing in active number of cases. The Kerala model, which had earlier been hailed as producing great results, seems to have also failed as the number of cases are on a rise. Assam is seeing a huge rise in numbers, especially in Guwahati city.

The number of Corona cases in the country are at an all time high. Everyday thousands are testing positive for the virus. Though the recovery rate is high, these figures still come across as worrying. In the light of such increase in the number of cases per day, it comes as a genuine surprise that the state governments are truly thinking about reopening schools and colleges, where the number of students are at least a few hundred. Both parents and students are worried about the same.

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