India records 95k Covid-19 Cases in one day!1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
India recorded 95,753 new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, which brought the total number of cases to 4.5 million. The country now has the second highest number of cases in the world and follows the USA, which is at 6.3 million.
The Ministry of Health released a statement that the increase in cases is because of an increase in testing. India is currently conducting around 1 million tests a day. But experts warn that this is a sign of the infection spreading to smaller towns and villages where access to healthcare is often an issue.
What is Covid-19 and how does it spread?
Covid-19 is short of ‘Coronavirus Disease 2019’. It’s new and so, doctors and scientists are learning more about it. It has infected millions of people across the world and spreads through contact with an infected person.
What are the symptoms of Covid-19?
People experience COVID-19 differently and there are many symptoms. The most common ones are fever, shortness of breath, muscle aches, dry cough, or loss of smell.
How can I protect myself against Covid-19?
There are some easy ways to protect yourself from COVID-19. Wear a mask whenever you are outside your home, wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, keep a distance of 6 feet from anyone who is not a part of your household, and cough or sneeze into your elbow.
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