Coronavirus update: India tally crosses 50,000

Only 13 countries have recorded more cases

By DTE Staff
Published: Thursday 07 May 2020

India had 52,952 cases positive to the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) by 8 am, May 7, 2020, according to the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare.

  • The death toll was at 1,783.
  • The number of active cases 35,902.
  • Until now, 15,266 were cured / discharged.

  • According to private aggregator, Mumbai remained the most-infected district with 10,714 cases.
  • Delhi (though with multiple districts) continued to be the second-most affected city.
  • Ahmedabad has now emerged as the steady third-worst affecfted, with 4,716 cases.
  • Chennai followed with 2,331 cases.  
  • Indore and Jaipur were also well above 1,000 cases.
  • Kolkata was yet to reach the mark, but there several cases have been reported from adjoining areas in neighbouring districts.
  • According to aggregator, India was amnong the countries that were testing the least for SARS-CoV-2 — only 985 / million people.
  • This was way lower than neighbouring Maldives (18,246) and Bhutan (14,894 / mln).
  • Even Nepal (2,303 / mln), Sri Lanka (1,426) and Pakistan (1,108) were ahead.
  • The testing statistics for the dozen countries with more cases than India (except China, whose information is not available) are: 
    Peru (13,025 / mln)
    Canada (25,795)
    Iran (6,485)
    Brazil (1,597)
    Turkey (14,640)
    Germany (31,891)
    France (16,856)
    Russia (32,913)
    UK (21,330) 
    Italy (38,221)
    Spain (41,332)
    USA (24,186)

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