The testing facilities in India should exponentially increased
India is in a combat zone now. As it enters a 21-day lockdown on Wednesday its only option is to break the chain of transmission. According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, total positive cases have risen to 606. Out of these, 42 patients have recovered so far. One has left the country. One patient died in Tamil Nadu, taking the death toll to 11.
New cases continued to be reported across the world. The total confirmed cases in the world stands at 451,355. Number of deaths now stands at 20,499. Total recovered cases are 111,933. The highest number of toll is in Italy- 6, 820 deaths followed by Spain, 3,434. In Hubei, China, where it is alleged to have originated, number of death stands at 3,163. In Iran the death toll is now 2,077. All these data have been collected from Johns Hopkins University and Medicine.
(Update- Total cases worldwide- 454,398, Deaths- 20,550, Recovered- 113,045)
– 12.45 am (IST) 26 March, 2020
The tracking system has brought out another update: 458927 (total cases) Death 20807, RECOVERED: 113,687
Meanwhile, in India the Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday postponed the first phase of Census 2021 and the updation of National Population Register until further orders.
In the southern state of Kerala, the highest numbers of testing have been done in the country so far.
Many have come forward to donate at this hour of grave crisis. One of them is the tennis icon Roger Federer. He and his wife have donated 1 million swiss francs to help “the most vulnerable families in Switzerland”. In a statement he also said that this is ‘just a start’.