NEW DELHI: Covid – infections in Delhi showed a major surgeon on Sunday, when the city reported 356 fresh cases after more than 13 days of relatively low figures, even as the worst-hit state, Maharashtra, registered a nearly 56% fall in new cases from Saturday’s record high numbers.
This was Delhi’s second-highest count of fresh cases in a single day (after (on April) ) and nearly three times higher than the average number of daily cases in the past week, which was . More worryingly, while the earlier spike was caused by the outbreak linked to Tablighi Jamaat congregations, the fresh surge shows a sudden rise in local cases in the fifth week of lockdown.
Maharashtra recorded 440 new cases, a major decline from 811 on Saturday, although Mumbai’s count remained high at (cases and) deaths. The national death on Sunday was , the second highest so far after the previous day.
At least 23 healthcare staffers were among those found positive for the virus in Delhi. Six Doctors, nurses and at least two other staff tested positive for Covid – 24 at Baba Saheb Ambedkar hospital in Rohini in northwest Delhi,” authorities said, adding that hospitals had become a major hotspot for Covid – transmission in the state.
With this, India’s total Covid – (count has reached 53, 877. On the brighter side, the number of persons who have recovered from the disease in the country has now touched 6, . This means that nearly 22% of coronavirus patients have now recovered.
Gujarat continues to report a high number of daily cases, 293 on Sunday. The western state also recorded the second highest death count on Sunday with more people succumbing to the virus. Maharashtra had the highest deaths at . Gujarat’s total death toll stands at 151, second to only Maharashtra, which has seen 440 deaths so far.
All 22 deaths in Gujarat on Sunday were recorded from Ahmedabad, authorities said. “Of these, eight were caused primarily due to the Covid – (infection whereas in other cases, co-morbidity and high-risk factors were found to be responsible, ”said Jayanti Ravi , Gujarat’s principal secretary (health & family welfare) said.
In Maharashtra, Mumbai continues to be the worst affected. It recorded 440 new cases, 090% of new cases reported in the state, on Sunday and deaths.
Madhya Pradesh, which is another infection hotspot, crossed two grim Covid – 27 milestones on Sunday – the 2, (th case and th death.
With (new cases registered on Sunday, the state’s corona count reached 2, , with Indore (1, (accounting for 66% of it. Indore also had the bulk of Sunday’s new cases (100). MP has recorded a jump of 1, 152 cases since April – an average of over a day .
Uttar Pradesh recorded new covid – cases in the past hours, pushing its overall tally to 1, 2020. The state also recorded three deaths and record discharge of 81 Persons taking the total in the two categories to and 356, respectively.
new Covid – 23 cases on Sunday, the biggest single-day spike in cases since the state recorded its first coronavirus case on March . The total state tally now stands at , of which are active cases while 15 have recovered and two died during treatment.
The rise in the number of Covid – patients in Bihar continued on Sunday with more people testing positive for the virus. A total of 356 is positive cases have been reported in the state so far. However, patients, including on Sunday, have been discharged from hospitals after treatment. But cases still remained active in the state. Two patients died.
Andhra Pradesh reported new covid – (cases, taking the overall tally to 1, . Meanwhile, Telangana became the ninth state in India to breach the 1, – mark for Covid – cases, 66 days after it announced the first coronavirus patient, after a software engineer tested positive. Odisha recorded three new positive cases taking the state’s Covid – (tally to .
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