Telangana and Karnataka are going to be the next hotspots in the country, given the high rate of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and infection cases. It has three factors – a high growth rate of cases, a high corona positive rate, and at least one large urban center that is a case hotspot – common to Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Delhi. HT analyzed data from the 20 most hit states in the country on these three parameters to identify areas indicating they could become the next Kovid-19 hotspot. Telangana and Karnataka can become hotspots from Telangana, Karnataka, Gujarat, Assam, Andhra Pradesh, and Odisha.
Telangana has become the sixth-worst state in the country after Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Gujarat, and Uttar Pradesh, with 25,733 Kovid-19 cases as of Tuesday. In the last two weeks, the state has witnessed the fastest growing contraction in the country. Telangana recorded 1,219 new cases every day on an average in the last two weeks.
There have been 22,752 new cases of coronavirus in India in the last 24 hours. At the same time, 482 corona patients have also died. With this, the total number of positive cases of coronavirus in the country has increased to 7,42,417. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, there are 2,64,944 active cases in it. It is a matter of relief that so far 4,56,831 patients have either recovered or have been discharged from the hospital.
Talking about Maharashtra, there were 5,134 new cases of coronavirus in the state. With this, cases of coronavirus infection in Maharashtra reached 217,121. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 118,558 have been cured in these cases and 9,250 have died.