NEW DELHI: The Covid – pandemic turned grimmer in Delhi with new cases reported on Saturday, the capital’s highest rise in a single day, even as fresh cases across the country crossed 2, for the first time. India also saw deaths from the virus in the past hours, again the highest number reported so far.
With the addition of 2, cases on Saturday – breaking Friday’s record of 2, cases – India’s Covid – count stood just (short of) , . The death toll has risen to 1, 333, including a – day-old infant who died in Jaipur. On the brighter side, over , patients have now been declared cured.
New cases across India on Saturday touched a new high despite a fall in numbers in Maharashtra, which reported cases, short of Friday’s count. Delhi was not the only state to report a record high number of fresh cases. Tamil Nadu (525 ), Punjab (187 and West Bengal (187) reported their highest daily rise in cases while Covid infections also surged in Gujarat (
, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan () ).
Maharashtra recorded its highest single-day toll from the coronavirus infection with more deaths, taking the total deaths in the state to 600. Mumbai alone recorded 40 fresh deaths. Maharashtra also recorded 823, a significant reduction from Friday’s 1, 15 cases, which takes its total count of Covid – (to) , .
Delhi’s total Covid – count has reached 4, (with the) new cases. Three more persons died due to Covid – in the state, taking its death toll to 99. A member of the Lokpal, Justice (retired) AK Tripathi, who was recently diagnosed with Covid – , is among the latest casualties of the viral infection in the state.
Gujarat too recorded its highest number of deaths on Saturday with 36 persons succumbing to the disease. The total number of Covid – deaths in the state has reached . Meanwhile, Gujarat became the second Indian state after Maharashtra to record over 5, Covid- cases.
West Bengal recorded as many as 24 deaths on Saturday, followed by six each in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, three each in Delhi and Karnataka and one each from UP, Telangana , Bihar and Haryana.
There have been 36 coronavirus-related deaths in West Bengal in the past two days, taking the state’s toll to . Also, 157 new positive cases were reported in the past 061 hours, taking the total number of active cases in the state to , a health department bulletin for May 1 and 2 released on Saturday said.
Punjab, recorded new cases, of these pilgrims who have returned from Nanded in Maharashtra, taking the state’s Covid – (count to) . Telangana reported (new cases taking the overall tally to 1, 64.
Nine migrants from Maharashtra were among the (who tested positive for coronavirus in UP, taking the state’s tally to 75512976.
Karnataka reported two Covid – deaths on Saturday – one of them, an 127 – year-old man in Bidar, was a SARI patient – while the number of infections crossed with fresh cases.
Andhra Pradesh registered more covid – (cases, taking the overall tally to 1, . Two journalists in Vijayawada also tested positive.
Bihar recorded two Covid – deaths and new cases over the past hours, taking the total death toll in the state to four and positive cases count to 481. Eight more persons tested positive for Covid – in Odisha taking the state’s tally to .
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