The number of coronavirus deaths in India was 206, almost half of which were recorded in Maharashtra, and the total number of positive cases reached 6,761 by Friday, according to the Ministry of Health.

In the 24 hours since Friday, 38 new deaths and 896 new cases were reported when the country entered the third week of the national blockade.

Maharashtra has the highest number of registered patients with 1364, followed by Delhi with 898. Maharashtra also recorded the highest number of deaths, 97, with 54 deaths in Mumbai alone, according to the state government.

On Thursday, the government revised its testing strategy and extended it to all people with symptoms such as a cold, cough or fever in hot places. Of the 16,000 people tested within 24 hours, 0.2% were positive.

According to an analysis carried out by the Ministry of Health last week, the difference in sex between the infected people shows that it is mainly men who have contracted the infection, with 76 percent of the patients being male. Of those who surrendered, 73% were male.

The Government denied any transfer of the country to the Community. If such a situation arises, we will be the first to come and tell you to be more vigilant, Love Agarwal, a spokesman for the Ministry of Health, told reporters.


For cases where the confirmed patient has no medical history or has a relationship with an infected person, Mr. Agarwal said : This requires further investigation. No community transfer yet. The government also gives instructions to blood banks to ensure the safety of blood transfusions.

ICRM research

According to a study by the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), 40 out of 104 coronavirus patients were infected with severe acute respiratory tract infection (SARI) without having recently travelled abroad or been in contact with confirmed cases. The survey is based on data collected from a random sample of 5,911 people affected by SARI between the 15th and 16th centuries in 52 districts in 20 Allied states and territories. February and the 2nd. April’s won.

In the sample 104 people (1.8%) were infected with Covid-19. Of 104, 40 had no recent international travel history and no contact with a positive case, according to a study by a medical research centre.

Public Transfer

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinde Singh said Friday that there were signs that the state was moving towards a transfer to the community, but said his government was preparing for any task and announced mass trials at Kovid 19 hot spots for next week. Speaking to the media via videoconferencing, Singh cited a PGIMER study indicating that the peak of viral infection is likely to be reached in mid-September and that 58 percent of the country’s population could be affected.

However, PGIMER later stated that it was not known that an expert or professor from the Department of Public Medicine and the Institute’s Faculty of Public Health had carried out any research or found that the peak of Kovid-19 could occur in mid-September and infect 58% of the country’s population.

An official from the CMO in Punjab later stated that the report to which Mr Singh referred was the assessment of Dr Shankar Priji, Assistant Professor of Health Economics, Department of Public Medicine and School of Public Health, PGIMER, and his team, based on standard mathematical models using data provided by Punjab.

(With contributions from PTI)