India sees 8L cases in first ten days of Sept
India’s Covid-19 caseload crossed 4.5 million marks on Thursday as the country raced towards topping the count of one lakh new cases every 24 hours. India is also speedily narrowing the gap with the USA, which heads the list of the worst-affected nations.
India has added around 8 lakh new cases in the first ten days of this month. Last month, during the same period — between August 1 and August 10 — the country had added just around 5 lakh cases. This goes to show India’s ten-day total has gone up by around 40 per cent during the one month period.
India registered a record 96,760 coronavirus cases in 24 hours taking the total number of infections to over 45.52 lakh, Government data showed on Thursday. The country also recorded the highest deaths in a day with 1,197 fatalities. The last recorded highest spike was on Tuesday when India registered 90,802 cases. The highest deaths were recorded a day later with 1,133 fatalities. There have been 72,939 recoveries in the last 24 hours — total recoveries stand at 35,33,851. There are over 9.41 lakh active cases in India, which is the second most affected nation due to the deadly virus in the world.
On a global scale, India is contributing more than one-third of the total cases every day for the last two weeks. India is also adding around 55,000 cases per day more than the USA, which is nearly 20 lakh cases ahead of India. With this acceleration and daily narrowing of the gap, India should be able to leave the USA behind by the end of October.
The worst-affected Indian States like Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh besides the national Capital Delhi are recoding huge number of new cases every day, but Tamil Nadu has seen a trend rehearsal for the first time since the last one week.
On Thursday, the number of fatalities and new cases showed a fall for the sixth day in succession in Tamil Nadu. On Thursday, the State diagnosed 5,528 persons with Covid-19 while 64 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours.
According to Government releases, there has been a fall in the number of Covid-19 cases diagnosed in Tamil Nadu since September 4. While there were 5,976 new cases on September 4, the subsequent days saw the numbers coming down to 5,870 (Sept 5), 5,783 (Sept 6), 5,776 (Sept 7), 5,684 (Sept 8) and 5,584(Sept 9).
However, Delhi saw another bad day. The overall tally rose to 2,05,482 after 4,308 more patients tested positive for the novel coronavirus infection in the past 24 hours in Delhi.
Maharashtra too saw a steady rise in the number of cases, registering. 23,446 new cases and 448 deaths in the state during the last 24 hours.. The total cases in the state rose to 9,90,795, including 28,282 deaths and 7,00,715 patients discharged.
Significantly, Madhya Pradesh reported more than 2000 cases for the first time on Thursday. The State registered 2,187 new Covid-19 cases and 21 deaths, which took its total caseload to 81,379 including 1,661 deaths and 18,433 active cases.
Friday, 11 September 2020 | PNS | New Delhi
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