India’s COVID-19 case numbers cross 45K on Wednesday

India’s COVID-19 case numbers cross 45K on Wednesday

India reported 45,369 fresh COVID-19 cases on Wednesday pushing the overall confirmed cases in the country to 89,58,143. The active infection stood below 5 lakh at 4,42,739 with as many as 83,81,770 recoveries and 1,31,618 deaths seen so far. The country saw 48,675 recoveries and 586 deaths during the day.

Delhi, on Wednesday, witnessed a spike of 7,486 COVID-19 cases. As many as 131 deaths were reported in a single day, taking the death toll to 7,943. Of the total confirmed cases at 5,03,084 so far, 4,52,683 people have recovered and there are now 42,458 active cases.

Kerala reported 6,419 new incidences on Wednesday, after testing over 67,400 samples. The addition of 28 deaths took the cumulative COVID-19 toll to 1,943. The total caseload in the state stood at 5,39,920 with the active infections adding up to 69,399. The total recoveries have reached 4,68,460 with 7,066 of them getting discharged yesterday.

Maharashtra reported 5,011 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday taking the total case tally to 17,57,520. The number of active cases stood at 80,221, With 100 deaths, the state’s death toll has reached 46,202 in all. The overall recoveries have reached 16,30,111 with 6,608 patients testing negative yesterday.

West Bengal reported 3,668 new COVID-19 cases taking the total cases to 4,41,885. The active cases dropped to 26,296. As the state recorded 54 deaths, the fatality toll reached 7,820. The state saw 4,429 recoveries yesterday taking the total recoveries to 4,07,769.

Karnataka saw new COVID-19 incidences at 1,791 on Wednesday. The overall case tally stood at 8,65,931 of which 25,146 are active infections.The number of patients recuperated from the infection rose to 8,29,188 with 1,947 recoveries seen yesterday. The death toll increased to 11,578 with 21 new deaths reported yesterday.

As many as 94,000 frontline workers have been identified to be the first beneficiaries of the COVID-19 vaccination in Bengaluru once the vaccine is ready to be administered, said N. Manjunath Prasad, Commissioner, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), and chairperson of COVID-19 task-force.

In the first phase, the vaccine will be administered to frontline workers and health service providers, including ASHAs, anganwadi workers, ANM nurses, doctors, ambulance drivers and medical, nursing and para-medical students.

“Nearly 94,000 people have been identified already, including 75,000 medical, nursing and para-medical students. We have collected their details, which are now being uploaded on to a portal, as directed by the Centre,” he said. He added that even those who will administer the vaccine have been identified.