Saturday, September 18, 2021

Covid-19: India adds 16,000 cases, Kerala tally reaches 1m mark – ET HealthWorld

India’s seven-day rolling average of new Covid-19 cases crossed the 15,000-mark for the first time in 41 days as the country continued to record more than 16,000 daily infections for the fourth straight day on Saturday.

The seven-day rolling average was 15,047 on January 17, which started going down since and reached 11,430 on February 14. However, it has been steadily increasing since February 14 and reached 15,051 on Saturday.

The recent surge in fresh infections was also reflected in daily rise in active cases which breached the 5,000-mark for the first time since November 25. Active cases rose by 5,369 on Saturday to reach 1,66,339.

India recorded 16,785 new cases on Saturday, with Maharashtra accounting for half of them. Fresh casualties in the country continued to be in triple digits for the fifth consecutive day with 113 deaths reported on Saturday. Maharashtra reported 8,623 cases and 51 fatalities on Saturday. After adding over 1,000 cases for the last three days, Mumbai reported less than 1,000 on Saturday.

Kerala continued to record the second highest daily cases and casualties in the country after Maharashtra. The state recorded 3,792 new cases and 18 deaths. Meanwhile, Kerala became the only state in the country after Maharashtra where more than one million patients have recovered from the virus.

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