Coronavirus — India Sets New Record, Again

  • The death toll in the country has also crossed 37,000.
  • The rate of recovery of patients has been 64.53 percent, the death rate has come down to 2.15 percent.
  • At least 10 people have been killed in Andhra Pradesh, India after drinking hand sanitizer.

New cases of coronavirus infection in India have set a new record once again. For the first time in the country, 57,117 new cases of coronavirus were reported on Saturday. According to the data, this is the third consecutive day when more than 50,000 COVID-19 cases have been reported.

The first case of the COVID-19 pandemic in India was reported on 30 January 2020, originating from China. As of August 1, there have been 37,403 deaths reported from more than 1.7 million cases.

The death toll in the country has also crossed 37,000. At the same time, the good thing is that the number of people recovering from the infection has also reached more than 1.1 million, and tests have increased. So far, over 1,930,000 samples have been tested for Coronavirus in the country.

According to the updated data on Saturday morning, the death toll has risen to 37,403 with 764 deaths in the last 24 hours. Cases of infection have increased to more than 1.7 million in the country, of which 564,856 cases were active. Foreign citizens are also involved in total cases of infection.

The rate of recovery of patients has been 64.53 percent, the death rate has come down to 2.15 percent, and 33.32 percent of patients are being treated in various hospitals.

Of the 764 more people who died in the last 24 hours, 265 were from Maharashtra, 97 from Tamil Nadu, 84 from Karnataka, 68 from Andhra Pradesh, 45 from West Bengal, 43 from Uttar Pradesh, 27 from Delhi, 23 from Gujarat, 16 Punjab.

At the same time, 14 people died in Bihar and Telangana, 12 in Jammu and Kashmir, and 11 in Rajasthan. At least 10 persons from Madhya Pradesh, eight from Odisha, four each from Assam, Haryana, and Uttarakhand, three each from Goa, Jharkhand, Kerala, two from Chhattisgarh, and one each from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Manipur, and Puducherry.

At Least 10 People Who Drank Indian Sanitizer Have Died

Andhra Pradesh is the eighth-largest state in India, and tenth-most populous state. Its capital is Amaravati and largest city is Visakhapatnam.

At least 10 people have been killed in Andhra Pradesh, India. According to local police chief Siddhart Kushal, the men were killed when they mixed hand sanitizer with water and soft drinks.

“Some people who are heavily addicted to alcohol had been consuming hand sanitisers for the high,” he told Reuters news agency. “We are investigating whether the sanitiser had any other toxic content,” Mr Kaushal told reporters. Samples taken from the sanitizer had been sent for chemical testing.

At least one person had began drinking the mixture of sanitizer, water, and soft drinks ten days before their death. He told Reuters that some severely addicted people were using hand sanitizers as an alternative when they could not get alcohol.

In the village of Curichdu, curfews have been imposed following an increase in the number of people infected with the coronavirus. “Alcohol is not sold due to restrictions, But the sanitizers are easily accessible,” he said.

It is noteworthy that the Federal Government of India has decided to reopen some businesses in order to stimulate the economy. Earlier this week, yoga and fitness centers were opened and people began to move. However, many states have imposed restrictions on activity in some areas where the virus is on the rise.

In the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, the number of cases has more than doubled last month, according to the state government.

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