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India’s COVID-19 toll spikes, BSF police personnel test positive

The nationwide tally of Coronavirus cases is increasing at alarming rates in India. Severely  affecting police personnel, security and health personnel.

On Thursday, 41 new COVID-19 cases were reported among which two BSF personnel succumbed due to the infection. As of now 82 Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel have tested positive while 37 Delhi police personnel were detected with the Coronavirus infection. Authorities’ have also flagged high fatality rates in states like West Bengal, Gujarat and Maharashtra.

In Maharashtra around 531 police personnel, 480 constable and 51 officers tested positive among which 5 officers have died due to Coronavirus amid the 44 days of nationwide lockdown.

In India around 548 doctors, nurses and paramedics have been tested positive of COVID-19 including 69 doctors in Delhi. This does not, however, include field workers, ward boys, sanitation workers, security guards, lab attendants, peons, and laundry and kitchen staff.

The numbers of Coronavirus are increasing in Asian countries, While Covid-19 cases are declining in European cities.

According to the Health Ministry of India Coronavirus cases are surging in doubling rate since past 12 days, but the numbers of cases have doubled from 10 days ago. with the figures zooming up from 40,000 to over 50,000,  2,959 fresh COVID-19 cases have emerged in the country. While 3,561 new cases and 83 fatalities due to COVID-19 was reported on Thursday, there are total 52,952 cases in India and 1,783 deaths among which 35,902 are under medical supervision and 15,267 cured and over 28 per cent patients have recovered.

-Davinder Singh, NMTV News


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