India’s COVID-19 scenario is unpredictable, considering the growing rate of new infections.
After seeing many single-day jumps, the country reported 34,956 cases in the last 24 hours as the total tally crossed 10 lakh mark.
With this, India is now the third country to cross the 1 million mark and is next to the US and Brazil at the global level.
While Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu emerged as the states with a significant share of the overall cases, many other states are facing reporting the high vulnerability to the virus spread.
As per the latest reports, districts from MP, Telangana, and Bihar are among the most vulnerable to COVID-19 spread.
Amid the rising cases, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has kickstarted 200 mobile labs to brace up antigen tests in containment zones and COVID-19 hotspot areas of the city.
Bengaluru has around 25,288 positive cases and 507 deaths to date.
Meanwhile, another minister from Tamil Nadu was tested COVID-19 positive, taking the number of COVID-19 affected ministers in the state to four.
Odisha Government announced a 15-days complete lockdown in districts with the high caseload.
“The state government has decided to impose a 14-day complete lockdown in these four districts and one Municipal Corporation area after considering the ongoing epidemical survey that shows — two-thirds of the active and news cases, which accounts for nearly 66 percent have been reported from these places,” reads a statement from the Odisha state government.
According to another update, India’s first indigenous COVID-19 vaccine COVAXIN is undertaking the first human test today at PGI Rohtak. Three subjects enrolled to the program so far have responded well without any adverse effects.
Most affected states, as of July 17, 2020, are as follows:
- Maharashtra – 284,281
- Tamil Nadu – 156,369
- Delhi – 118,645
- Karnataka – 51,422
- Gujarat – 45,567