Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Covid-19: India adds 3 lakh+ cases for second day; over half a million cases in past 2 days – ET HealthWorld


India added more than 3.3 lakh cases on Thursday, the second consecutive day it added over three lakh new cases and a new record for any country anywhere in the world. No country had so far added these many cases for two consecutive days.

If cases continue to grow at this rate then India could add about a million cases in three days — another dubious global record the country could have done without.

Thursday also marked the 17th consecutive day that more than a lakh new cases have been added, and the impact is evident on the healthcare system and the surge in daily fatalities. For the 10th consecutive day, India witnessed over 1,000 daily deaths, of which the last three days saw over 2,000 daily deaths. In the past 10 days alone, over 15,000 people have died because of Covid or related complications.

Among states, Maharashtra continued to lead with 67,013 new cases. Uttar Pradesh (34,379), Kerala (26,995), Delhi (26,169), and Karnataka (25,795) were the other four states that reported over 25,000 daily cases.

Chattisgarh reported 16,750 new cases while cases reported from Rajasthan, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar and Andhra Pradesh were between 10,000 and 15,000. Similarly, cases reported from Haryana, Jharkhand, Odisha, Telangana and Punjab were between 5,000 and 10,000. Even smaller states like Uttarakhand, J&K, Himachal Pradesh and Goa have also reported 1,000- 5,000 cases. With 1,931 new cases, Assam is the only large state on this list.

As in cases, Maharashtra is also leading the country in daily deaths as the state reported 568 deaths on Thursday. It was followed by the national capital, which reported 306 deaths and Chattisgarh, which reported 207 deaths. Uttar Pradesh (195), Gujarat (137) and Karnataka (123) were the other states that reported over a hundred deaths on Thursday. Apart from these states, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Bihar, West Bengal and Haryana all reported over 50 deaths.





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