Saturday, September 18, 2021

24 states see weekly rise in Covid cases – ET HealthWorld

Covid-19 infections in the country surged by 10% last week with as many as 24 out of 36 states and UTs registering a week-on-week rise in cases last week. Of these, 13 showed a significant spike with Covid-19 cases rising by at least 300 over the previous week or showing a surge of 25% or more.

Maharashtra continued to drive the surge in national numbers, recording 64,657 fresh cases during the week (March 1-7), the highest in 20 weeks since October 12-18. The spurt of the pandemic in Punjab was also dramatic. It recorded 6,215, cases — a 22week high. Kerala logged the second-highest number of new cases in India during the week at 17,924. In terms of percentage rise, Himachal Pradesh showed an 82% growth in cases in the past week as compared with the previous one, followed by Punjab at 67% and Haryana 65%.

24 states see weekly rise in Covid cases

On Monday, India reported 15,376 fresh cases. The seven-day rolling average of daily cases has now risen uninterruptedly for 22 days. The average crossed 17,000 to 17,189 on Monday. The country recorded 77 deaths from the virus on Monday.

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