India surpasses US in daily Covid cases

Six states account for 83.16 per cent of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (249) and Punjab followed with 58 daily deaths.


As there is no let-up in the covid19 cases being reported from across the world, the India to surpassed the US to become the country with second-highest daily Covid-19 cases across the globe.

Brazil leads the chart with 91,097 cases recorded in the last 24 hours, while India recorded 81,466 new Coronavirus cases. About 77,718 new cases were reported in the US on April 1. India has been witnessing a spike in cases since the last three weeks.

India recorded its first Coronavirus case on January 30 last year and since then, a total of 1,23,03,131 people have been infected. In the US, the first case was found on January 22 and has now surged to 30,538,427, respectively.

However, in terms of daily numbers, India is the third worst-hit country after the US and Brazil. Within the country, Maharashtra is the worst-hit state.

If the total deaths are considered, India is at the fourth position after the US, Brazil and Mexico. About 469 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total toll to 1,62,927.

Six states account for 83.16 per cent of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (249) and Punjab followed with 58 daily deaths.

Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 43,183. It is followed by Chhattisgarh with 4,617 while Karnataka reported 4,234 new cases.

India's total active caseload has reached 6,14,696. It now comprises 5 per cent of the country's total positive cases.

Five states -- Maharashtra, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Kerala and Punjab -- cumulatively account for 77.91 per cent of the total active cases in the country. Maharashtra alone accounts for nearly 60 per cent (59.84 per cent) of the total active caseload of the country.

Recently, NITI Aayog member V.K. Paul said that the current situation of the surge in coronavirus cases in the country is going from "bad to worse" and the trends show that the virus is still very active.

 

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