3.5 lakh fresh Covid cases, toll over 4k for 2nd day in a row | India News

3.5 lakh fresh Covid cases, toll over 4k for 2nd day in a row | India News
NEW DELHI: After remaining low for two consecutive days, fresh cases again breached the 3.5 lakh benchmark on Wednesday. Deaths also remained over 4,000 for the second day in a row. Overall, the day saw 3,62,720 cases and 4,136 Deaths.
Comparable international data collated by WHO shows that for three consecutive days India has remained the largest contributor of the global caseload of fresh cases. Since May 10 fresh cases reported from India have remained over 50% of the world’s total cases. This means that the combined total of fresh cases reported from the rest of the world is now less than fresh cases reported from India. The past three days have also seen over a third of global deaths being reported from India.
The data also shows that at present India is by far the world’s worst-affected country in both covid cases as well as deaths. While fresh cases touched 3.5 lakh in India, Brazil the world’s second-worst in daily cases, reported 25,200 new infections. The tally was 22,261 for the USA and a little over 18,000 for France and Iran. Many Indian states are reporting more cases than these countries.
While the daily deaths crossed 4,000 mark for India, the latest ‘new deaths’ data for any other country has not crossed 1,000 mark.
State-wise data shows that Wednesday’s tally for both Maharashtra and Kerala crossed 40,000 while cases reported from Karnataka were slightly below that mark. Tamil Nadu also reported a little over 30,000 cases. These four states are reporting more daily cases than any other country. Fresh cases reported from Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal were slightly over 20,000 while UP and Rajasthan reported between 15,000 and 18,000 cases.
Overall, 13 states reported over 10,000 cases while the count was between 5,000 and 10,000 for five and 1000 to 5,000 for another six states and UTs. There are twelve states that reported over a hundred deaths on Wednesday. With 816 fatalities in the last 24 hours, Maharashtra is the top contributor in this tally and is followed by Karnataka which reported 517 deaths.

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