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The number of COVID-19 positive cases in India is rising with each passing day. 

The country saw around 354 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number to 4,421. 

The death toll has reached 114 and 325 patients have been cured or discharged so far. 

State wise, Maharashtra continues to be the top state with more than 740 cases, followed by Tamil Nadu (621) and Delhi (523). 

To support the safety measures, the Indian Railways has converted 2,500 coaches into isolation wards in the first phase and 40,000 isolation beds have been made ready. 

Indian Railways Converted Isolation Wards

India’s COVID-19 curve continues to be steeper than other Asian nations such as Singapore and Japan. 

India is currently on the 14th day of its 21-day lockdown and the count has nearly doubled in the last four days. 

At this rate, the number of Covid19 positive cases in India is likely to touch another 10,000 in the coming five days. 

If the same pace continues, Indian hospitals might face an overwhelmed situation with large number of patients. 

And, the experts expect the rise in number of cases on par with the testing process across the nation. 

Number of Coronavirus Cases Source: covid19india

A recent study published by public health authorities said Kerala, Goa, Rajasthan, Delhi and Chandigarh have been very proactive to the testing process. 

Whereas, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Bihar, Punjab and West Bengal, which report low testing rates and high fatality rates, might have missed many cases, says the British Medical Journal. 

USA Covid19

Meanwhile, US continues to be the worst-affected nation with rapidly rising number of positive cases. With more than 3.6 lakh cases, the country has recorded more than 10,000 deaths. 

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Posted by IndianEra, 07/04/2020