1 lakh to 5 lakh Kovid-19 cases in 39 days; Medical experts point to increase testing India news

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NEW DELHI: It took 110 days for coronovirus infection in the country to reach one lakh, while just 39 days more to cross the five lakh mark.
Medical experts have recently introduced the Kovid-19 trial, now available more widely and at a reasonable price, as a major reason for the spike in cases.
Six days after registering four lakh infections, India’s Kovid-19 tally crossed the five lakh mark with the highest single-day surge of 18,552 cases on Saturday, while the death toll stood at 15,685 according to Union Healthcare data.
Kovid-19 Casiolad increased to 5,08,953, while 384 plagues were recorded in the last 24 hours, which showed at 8 am.
This was the fourth consecutive day that coronovirus infections increased by more than 15,000, while from June 1 to 27 there has been an increase of 3,18,418 infections. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh are the top contributors to the growing cases. Match.
It took 64 days (19 May) to touch the Kovid-19 cases in India, marking one lakh out of 100 cases, and another fortnight to cross two lakh cases on 3 June. Tally took 10 days to touch the figure of three lakhs. – Another eight days for cases climbing up to four lakhs.
The nationwide lockdown was first imposed on March 25 for 21 days in a bid to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. The lockdown was extended to 3 May and then to 17 May. This was further extended to 31 May.
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The lockdown is now restricted only to control areas around the country and will continue until 30 June. Currently the Ministry of Domestic Affairs has allowed a large number of social, economic, religious and sports activities to function as ‘Unlock 1’.
After the government began the make-up process for the economic cost of the lockdown, the Kovid-19 cases began to close.
Dr. Monica Mahajan, director, internal medicine, Max Healthcare, said it is important to understand the reason behind the exponential growth in cases.
The number is doubling at such a rapid rate due to factors such as the high reproduction number of viruses (the number of cases, on average an infected person will produce during their infectious period), he said. Mahajan told PTI language that with the removal of the norms of lockdown, people’s behavior has changed again as they are not acting with responsibility as before and the tests have become more lenient.
She said the cost of testing has come down and test kits are more readily available, so more cases are being explored.
Famous city-based lung surgeon Drs. Arvind Kumar said that certainly a big reason for the increase in cases is the increase in trials.
The percentage of people who tested positive is also increasing as people have completely forgotten the social distance norms due to the lifting of the lockdown and are taking to the streets in fearful relation to the epidemic, Kumar said , Which works Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 79,96,707 samples have been tested cumulatively as of 26 June with 2,20,479 samples, the highest in a day since the onset of the epidemic.
The government has improved its testing infrastructure across the country, with ICMR confirming 1,007 clinical laboratories, of which 734 are in the government sector and 273 in the private sector.
On May 25, the per day testing capacity, which was around 1.4 lakhs, has now been increased to three lakhs per day.
Starting from a single laboratory, the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune and 100 laboratories at the start of the lockdown, on 23 June, ICMR validated the 1000th test laboratory.
Real-time RT-PCR is the gold standard test for detection of Kovid-19 cases and takes an average time of about 4–5 hours from the time the sample is received to obtain the results. The ICMR recently stated that it requires a specialized laboratory, due to which this test cannot be performed in every district-level laboratory that does not have the facility of molecular virology.
Thus TruNet and CBNAT systems have also been deployed to diagnose Kovid-19 in view of the availability of customized cartridges.
In addition, the ICMR has also recently approved the use of a rapid-antigen test for coronovirus infection, which results in 30 minutes, and also recommends performing rapid antibody testing for surveillance purposes only.
India reported its first case of coronovirus infection from Kerala on 30 January. Currently, the number of active cases is 1,97,387, while 2,95,880 people have been recovered and one patient has escaped.
“Thus far, about 58.13 percent patients have been cured,” said an official.
India is the fourth most affected country due to the epidemic after the United States, Brazil and Russia.
According to Johns Hopkins University, which is compiling Kovid-19 data from around the world, India ranks eighth in terms of death toll.

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