India surpasses China’s tally of COVID19 positives, when will the curve flatten?
- Author: Sonia Alvarado May 18, 2020,
May 18, 2020, 0:18
Vardhan, who visited the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in Delhi on Thursday and dedicated a COBAS 6800 testing machine to the nation, said 14 states and Union territories have not reported any case of the novel Coronavirus in the last 24 hours.
India's tally of coronavirus cases has surpassed China reaching 85,940 on Saturday, according to the country's Health Ministry. Son said 46,000 people have so far been tested following a slew of infections linked to clubs and other nightspots in Seoul's Itaewon entertainment district. Two more cases were confirmed Friday in one such area, Jilin province in the country's northeast.
The government is hoping to ease the economic impact of the world's biggest lockdown, which has crippled business activity and left millions jobless.
India has extended its lockdown for another two weeks as it attempts to curb the spread of coronavirus.
The country's death toll has also risen past 15,000 according to official data.
- Tamil Nadu has 10,585 cases.
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Indian officials say the low death rate could be because a majority of people infected with the virus were either asymtomatic or had mild symptoms and that the vast shutdown imposed early on had helped avoid a major catastrophe.
In China, less than 100 people are now undergoing treatment for COVID-19, even though some new cases have emerged in the eastern city of Wuhan.
Thirty-three COVID-19 cases have been reported from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It reported 203 fresh infections and nine deaths, taking the total cases to 4,264 and deaths For the fourth consecutive day, Rajasthan reported more than 200 cases.
Manipur's tally rose to seven with three new cases: a 71-year-old woman, her 48-year-old son, and another 22-year-old woman.
The number of new asymptomatic cases of the coronavirus fell to 12 from 13, the NHC said.