Tuesday, October 19, 2021

3,286 deaths in last 24 hrs push toll past 2-lakh mark – ET HealthWorld


Covid’s official death toll has crossed 2 lakh in India as both cases and deaths continue to rise at an alarming rate. For the first time since the beginning of the outbreak, India saw more than 3,000 deaths on a single day. There were 3,62,770 fresh cases and 3,286 deaths reported in the past 24 hours- both being the highest so far. Tuesday was also the seventh day in a row when India reported over 3 lakh cases and the eighth continuous day when deaths exceeded 2,000.

A country-wise comparison shows that the USA has seen maximum covid deaths so far and the virus so far has killed 5.72 lakh people in that country. Brazil is the second with 3.92 lakh deaths while Mexico has seen 2.15 lakh covid related deaths. India’s death toll of 2,01,106 is the world’s fourth-worst. Apart from them, there are four other countries – UK, Italy, Russia and France that have seen over lakh death since the beginning of the pandemic.

On the day that breached the previous record of cases, 11 states and UTs reported their highest single-day case count. This includes Kerala (32,819), West Bengal (16,403), Tamil Nadu (15,830), Gujarat (14,352), Haryana (11,931), Telangana (10,122), Uttarakhand (5,703), Jammu and Kashmir (3,164), Himachal Pradesh (2,157), Puducherry (1,021) and Chandigarh that reported 837 cases on Tuesday. The national capital reported 24,149 cases and was followed by West Bengal and Rajasthan- both reporting more than 16,000 cases on Tuesday.

Kerala’s numbers are probably the only silver lining in Tuesday’s grim stats as the state stood third-worst among states in terms of total cases but 18th in deaths reported .





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