New Delhi: India, on Thursday recorded a spike of more than 55,000 COVID-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours, crossing the 16-lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry.
Over 6.42 lakh samples were tested on Thursday, which is the highest number ever tested in a day since the pandemic began so far.
Currently, the nation’s COVID-19 tally has crossed 16 lakh cases after the latest biggest-jump – just three days after crossing the 15-lakh mark.
This is the second consecutive day that the country has detected more than 50,000 coronavirus positive cases in a day.
As per the reports, around 779 people have died due to COVID-19 since yesterday taking the tally of deaths linked to coronavirus to 35,747.
Focusing on the recovery rate, around 37,223 COVID-19 patients have been cured of the virus in the last 24 hours taking the recovery percentage to 64.54%.
It took only 183 days for India to record more than 16 lakh COVID-19 cases.
Bhopal’s bed botheration
Around 85 percent of beds for COVID-19 patients in Bhopal are occupied, health department official said. The number of people in the home quarantine is less than 5 percent, as per the estimates.
However, the exact number of people in home quarantine is not yet disclosed by the administration. According to a bulletin made public by the health department, there are about 2,200 active cases that are undergoing treatment for COVID-19 in the city.
As of now, 1,600 of the active cases are hospitalised and other 500 patients are under institutional quarantine to complete their mandatory 14-day cycle of isolation.
“Institutional quarantine is advised for high-risk people. Paid hotel quarantine is being promoted so people have more options for institutional quarantine. Institutional quarantine is needed as staying at home comes with its own risk of spreading the infection,” said Bhopal district collector, Avinash Lavania.