Covid LIVE: At 25% positivity, Karnataka, WB remain a concern, says govt

Coronavirus live updates: India reported 276,110 fresh Covid-19 infections today, taking the caseload tally to 25,772,440. Stay tuned for corona-related news

Coronavirus live updates: India witnessed a spike of 276,110 fresh coronavirus cases on Thursday. However, the new infection count remained below the 300,000-mark for the fourth consecutive day. The total caseload stands at 25,772,440, according to MoHFW. Meanwhile, India reported 3,874 new deaths, taking the death toll to 287,122.
With 34,875 cases reported in the past 24 hours, Tamil Nadu is leading the state list. It is followed by Karnataka with 34,281 new infections. Maharashtra reported 34,031 cases, Kerala 32,762 and Andhra Pradesh 23,160 cases. The case count was 19,006 for West Bengal.–165578921/–165578945/–165578967/–165578971/–165578981/–165578988/–165579000/

The six most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (5,467,537), Karnataka (2,306,655), Kerala (2,233,468), Tamil Nadu (1,699,225), Uttar Pradesh (1,644,851), and Delhi (1,406,719).
World coronavirus update: Coronavirus cases rise unabated across the globe with 165,537,819 infected by the deadly contagion. While 145,789,557 have recovered, 3,431,009 have died so far. The US remains the worst-hit country with 33,802,324, followed by India, Brazil, France and Turkey. However, in the past seven days, India has added the highest number of fresh cases at 2,154,718, followed by the Brazil (450,437) and US (217,208).

Maharashtra village breaks coronavirus infection chain by isolation

Two months ago, a girl in Bhosi village of Maharashtra’s Nanded district was found coronavirus positive, infected after attending a wedding. Days later, five people from the village, having a population of around 6,000 were also infected, sending local body members and health officials into a tizzy.
“A health camp was held in the village in coordination with the gram panchayat and the health department to conduct Covid tests. Rapid Antigen Tests and RT-PCR tests revealed that 119 people were positive,” an official release said.
“It was decided to isolate the patients to break the chain of coronavirus spreading to others. Accordingly, all the infected people were persuaded to go and live on their fields for 15-17 days, as mandated by the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for people with mild infections,” the release said.

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