Biggest single-day increase of COVID patients recorded from Germany & India

Biggest single-day increase of COVID patients recorded from Germany & India

Biggest single-day increase of COVID patients recorded from Germany & India

Written by Staff Writer

28 Mar, 2020 | 7:30 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): The number of COVID-19 cases in both Germany and India have spiked by a massive amount in the course of just 24 hours. The increase in the number infected, has increased in significant numbers.

Germany 

The number of Coronavirus cases in Germany has surged by 6,294 in one day to nearly 50,000, while the death toll has jumped by 72 to 325. The Robert Koch Institute released a fresh round of alarming statistics on Saturday morning, showing that a total of 48,582 people in Germany are confirmed carriers of the virus.

The federal agency, which is responsible for disease control and prevention in Germany, said that 325 people have died after testing positive for the illness. The figure represents an increase of 72 from Friday’s tally and it is based on data collected up until midnight on Friday.

The spike in cases is the largest single day increase the European nation has experienced to date, but it comes following a week where thousands of additional diagnoses were recorded each day. Despite having one of the highest confirmed levels of infection in Europe, Germany’s fatality rate is significantly lower than most countries on the continent.

The head of the Institute of Virology at Berlin’s Charite University Hospital, Christian Drosten, said during the week that he believes this is because the country carries out so many diagnostic tests. Germany is now testing 500,000 people a week for the virus.

India 

India’s confirmed Coronavirus cases tally hit 873 on Saturday after the country went into a three-week quarantine in the hope of stopping the spread of the deadly Covid-19 disease. An additional 149 people tested positive for Coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases nationwide to 873, India’s Health Ministry said on Saturday. This is the biggest single-day increase the country has seen since the beginning of the outbreak.

India has remained among the states with a relatively low number of officially-reported infections and deaths from the Coronavirus. A total of 19 people have died as of Saturday.

 

Script Courtesy to RT News 

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