India calls in army to run facilities in Delhi as cases surge


At more than 456,000 confirmed coronavirus cases so far, India is the fourth worst hit country in the world, behind the United States, Brazil and Russian Federation, according to a Reuters tally. 2,15,195 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, said Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The national capital has reported 2,301 deaths due to the infection so far.

The number of confirmed cases included foreigners.

Meanwhile, the national capital's confirmed coronavirus cases reached 62,655.

The federal health ministry also reported another 418 deaths, taking fatalities to 14,894.

This is the biggest single day spike in terms of new COVID-19 cases in the country so far.

The Delhi Government on Monday issued SOP for the management of COVID-19 patients.

Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu continued at the top contributing nearly 62 per cent of the total spike of the Covid-19 cases. There are now 1,83,022 active and 2,58,685 recoveries.

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However, all foreign airlines are now banned from flying into India, giving Air India a monopoly over the market. However, officials said only limited number of flights would be allowed to operate under the corridor.

India on Thursday registered another record high of 16,922 cases, taking the total to 473,105.

Ladakh has reported 85 new cases of COVID-19 and the total cases have gone up to 783.

Maharashtra is the most affected state, followed by Delhi and Tamil Nadu.

India conducted 21,51,95 Covid-19 tests on people in the last 24 hours. It is followed by Brazil (1,111,348 cases, 50,659 deaths), Russian Federation (592,280 cases, 8,206 deaths), and India (440,685 cases, 14,015 deaths). As many as 2,365 people have died of the coronavirus in the city.

Jammu and Kashmir has reported 148 new COVID-19 positive cases - 20 from Jammu division and 128 from Kashmir division.

In many countries, official data includes only deaths reported in hospitals, not those in homes or nursing homes. With such little testing, experts believe the number could be higher. While, Delhi's coronavirus case tally is 70,390, Mumbai's figures stand at 69,528.