Indian authorities have recorded 64,553 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours. That number brings the tentative balance of positive results to over 2.4 million and maintains the Asian country as the fastest growing area in the region. Pandemic.
India is the third country in the world with the highest number of cases, just behind the US and Brazil, and the fourth with the most deaths. Authorities increased the death toll this Thursday to 48,040, 1,007 more than Wednesday, according to the NDTV network.
The state of Maharashtra and its capital city, Mumbai, are particularly worrying after that region has delivered 11,813 more positive results in the past 24 hours, up to 560,126 since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
However, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has highlighted the positive part of the data at the national level, claiming that “there has not been a day in the past few months when the recovery rate (of patients) has not improved and the mortality rate is no less than the day before. “
With that in mind, he hopes to “soon” win the fight against COVID-19, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi believed possible also at a telematics meeting this week with the leaders of the hardest hit states. At the meeting, Modi called for the number of tests to be increased in order to contain a virus that has jumped from major cities to other areas of the country.