The Union Health Ministry, in its daily update of the coronavirus cases in India, said that the country has registered 27,333 COVID-19 positive cases so far, of which 20,835 are active.
As many as 872 people have died of the infection. The country’s recovery rate is 21.9%, as 6,184 people have recovered from the disease so far.
33 healthcare workers at Delhi’s Max Hospital test positive
Thirty-three healthcare workers of Max Super Speciality Hospital in Patparganj of East Delhi, including two doctors, were tested positive for COVID-19 so far, said the hospital spokesperson on Monday.
On April 15, the hospital had announced that it will test all its workers for COVID-19 and the 33 cases were found during this process, according to the hospital.
80 more COVID positive cases reported in AP
Andhra Pradesh reported 80 new COVID-19 positive cases in six districts during the past 24 hours out of 6,517 samples tested. This is the third time the State has reported 80 or more cases in the past five days. Around 30% of the total cases reported so far were detected during the same period.
The State COVID-19 tally has gone up to 1,177 now and the death toll remains at 31 with no new deaths reported in the past two days. Four patients have recovered, leaving 911 active cases.
Three die of COVID-19 in Indore
Three persons have died of COVID-19 in Indore while undergoing treatment at hospitals, taking the death toll in the city to 60.
All three were men aged 55, 65 and 67. They suffered from diabetes and hypertension which hastened the deaths, according to a bulletin issued by the district administration late night on Sunday.
So far, 2,121 persons have tested positive for the illness in Madhya Pradesh. As many as 106 have died of it, and 318 have recovered from the disease.
Cases in Pune continue to soar as district reports 55 more over 12-hour span
At least 55 new COVID-19 cases were reported over a 12-hour span across Pune district, with the majority being from Pune city. This takes the district’s cumulative tally of active cases to 1,044, said health officials on Monday.
Meanwhile, the death of a 48-year-old woman in the city’s Sassoon General Hospital took the district’s death toll to 78, said authorities.
In Bihar, 16 more COVID-19 positive cases have been detected, taking the total figure to 290. All cases have come from Jamalpur in Munger district.
More details awaited.
Patient ends life in COVID-19 ward
Patient number 466, a 50-year-old auto-rickshaw driver from Bengaluru, who was being treated in the COVID-19 ICU ward on the sixth floor at the Emergency and Trauma Care Centre on Victoria Hospital premises ended his life on Monday morning.
Sources in the hospital said the patient, who had suffered renal failure and was on dialysis, was depressed after the death of Patient number 465 in the ICU ward on Sunday.
India puts its recovery rate at 21.9%
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan noted that 5,913 people have recovered from COVID-19 so far, placing India’s recovery rate at 21.9%.
“The situation is improving in India as Hotspot Districts are moving towards becoming Non Hotspot Districts,” said the Minister. Dr. Vardhan said people should observe the lockdown in letter and spirit and treat it as an effective intervention to cut down the spread of COVID-19.