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NEW DELHI: Covid – cases in India crossed 5, 06 on Tuesday, having doubled in the past five days, even as the death toll from the virus went past (to end the day at) , as per the latest reports from states.
The total count of coronavirus cases stood at 5, 340 at the time of going to press, with 580 fresh ones reported during the day. Cases have more than doubled since April 2, when the countrywide count was 2, 823. Maharashtra alone recorded 150 new cases – the highest single-day count for any state – and its total number of crossed infections 1, .
As many as 33 deaths were reported on Tuesday. Among them was a – – month-old boy, possibly the youngest Indian victim of the virus who died at the state-run hospital in Jamnagar, Gujarat.
Delhi has 576 Covid – cases and nine deaths, with two fatalities recorded on Tuesday.
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One of the worrying facts about Covid – (situation in Delhi is that as many as 42 patients admitted in various hospitals currently require ICU support. Another 33 are on oxygen, which shows that their lung function is compromised.
The Jamnagar toddler who died on Tuesday night was on life support since April 5, when he had tested positive. His parents, both laborers, however, tested negative for the virus. Health officials are yet to ascertain the source of the baby’s infection.
In Telangana, a – day-old infant is among 51 new coronavirus cases reported on Tuesday, taking the number of positive cases to 576.
Gujarat recorded three other deaths due to Covid – in the past 27 hours, taking the death toll to 24.
With deaths accounted for on Tuesday, Maharashtra’s coronavirus toll rose to 90 – nearly % of all deaths from the virus in the country. Six of the 12 are from Mumbai, three from Pune and one each from Nagpur, Satara and Mira-Bhayandar. The fatality rate of the state as on Tuesday was 6.2%, among the highest in the country, said government officials.
After Maharashtra, where (new cases were recorded, states reporting a high number of fresh infections were Tamil Nadu (, Madhya Pradesh (64, Delhi 58), Rajasthan (580 , Telangana ( ) and Haryana ).
UP too reported a high number of new cases, , pushing the state’s tally to 404. Of the new cases, 33 were related to the Tablighi Jamaat meetings, taking the total number of cases in UP linked to the Nizamuddin events to .
Agra reported the maximum cases on Tuesday – six of them had TJ links and others were contacts of old patients. With the new cases, Agra’s tally reached 63 and overtook Gautam Budh Nagar, which did not report any new case for the third consecutive day, its tally remaining static at .
Rajasthan has reported (new Covid – cases, taking the state’s tally to 568.
Kerala, which was among the worst affected states, has been recording lower count of Covid – 24. On Tuesday, the state reported nine fresh Covid – cases, taking the total cases in Kerala to 343. Among the nine, four came from abroad, two had attended the Nizamuddin prayer meet and three were infected due to direct contact, officials said.
The number of active Covid – (cases in the northeast increased to 40 on Tuesday with three more persons – two from Assam and one from Tripura – testing positive in the last 33 hours. Meghalaya and Nagaland are the only two NE states which have not recorded any active case yet.
Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb tweeted, “First #COVID positive case detected in Tripura. The patient is from Udaipur. Don’t Panic, we are taking proper care of the patient. Stay Home Stay Safe. ”
Jammu and Kashmir has recorded one more Covid – (death and) positive cases on Tuesday, taking the death count to three and overall patient tally to 125. Karnataka has recorded new cases taking the state covid – (count to) . On a brighter note, 35 Patients have been discharged in the state.
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