MARYLAND (US) :
THE global death toll from the novel coronavirus has reached 3,00,000, mark with over 4.42 million cases of infections, according to the Johns Hopkins University. Some 1.58 million people have also been cured of the illness, as per US-based tracker. As of 4 am Friday, the number of people infected globally stands at 4,426,937 with at least 301,370 deaths reported. The United States has the highest case count in the world, 1,413,012, including 85,581 fatalities.
On Wednesday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) official, Michael J Ryan said the coronavirus may become another just another virus in the world community like HIV infection, and may never go away. “This virus just may become another endemic virus in our communities and this virus may never go away. HIV has not gone away,” Dr Ryan, executive director of the WHO health emergencies programme was quoted as saying by CNN.
India’s COVID-19 tally reaches 81,970; toll 2,649
May 15 (PTI)
THE death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 2,649 and the number of cases climbed to 81,970 on Friday, registering an increase of 100 deaths and 3,967 cases in the last 24 hours since Thursday 8 AM, according to the Union Health Ministry. The number of active cases stood at 51,401 while 27,919 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, it said.
“Thus, around 34.06 per cent patients have recovered so far,” a senior health ministry official said. The total confirmed cases include foreign nationals too. Of the 100 deaths reported since Thursday morning, 44 were in Maharashtra, 20 in Gujarat, 9 in Delhi, 8 in West Bengal, five each in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, four in Rajasthan, two each in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka and one in Andhra Pradesh.
Of the 2,649 fatalities, Maharashtra tops tally with 1,019 deaths, Gujarat comes second with 586 deaths, followed by Madhya Pradesh at 237, West Bengal at 215, Rajasthan at 125, Delhi at 115, Uttar Pradesh at 88, Tamil Nadu at 66 and Andhra Pradesh at 48. The death toll reached 35 in Karnataka, 34 Telangana and 32 in Punjab. Haryana and J&K have reported 11 fatalities each due to the disease while Bihar has registered seven and Kerala has reported four deaths.