A global comparison shows that there is a huge gap in fresh cases reported from India which is the world’s worst-hit country at present and the USA which is the world’s second-worst in terms of daily cases. Compared to 3.46 lakh cases reported in India on Friday, USA had reported 63,206 fresh cases. Apart from these two no other country has reported more than 50,000 cases on Friday.
Even in its neighborhood, no country comes close to India. On Friday Pakistan reported 5,870 fresh cases while the numbers were 3629, 2449 and 969 for Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka respectively.
State-wise analysis of data shows the pattern is largely the same as on Friday. Maharashtra is leading the states with 67,160 fresh cases while UP is the second-worst with 38,055 cases on Saturday. The other states that reported over 20,000 cases are Karnataka, Kerala and Delhi in the order of high to low cases.
Like cases, Maharashtra also led the states in deaths as the state reported 676 deaths in the past 24 hours. The national capital also reported 357 deaths.
Meanwhile, Congress MLA Kalawati Bhuriya died of Covid-related complications in an Indore hospital on Saturday. A first-time MLA, she was the niece of Congress veteran Kantilal Bhuria.