NEW DELHI: India registered more than 1, 367 new coronavirus cases for the third straight day, with 1 , 367 reported on Monday, but the percentage growth of the infection dipped from Sunday’s high of 19. 3% to 7.3%.
As in the past few days, Maharashtra led the table with 666 fresh cases and nine deaths. It was followed by Gujarat ( cases (Rajasthan) () and UP ). Delhi and Madhya Pradesh recorded cases each. The total number of Covid – cases in the country stood at , , as per reports from states at the time of going to press. The death toll stood at 814, with (Covid – patients succumbing to complications related to the infection on Monday.
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The continuing rush of cases has fueled concerns about the pandemic gradually peaking in India. ICMR’s chief epidemiologist Dr Raman Gangakhedkar said the situation will be clearer in the next one to two weeks.
At , Maharashtra recorded its second-highest single-day jump in new cases, with Mumbai contribution to the number. The city’s coronavirus count breached the 3, – mark, touching 3, on Monday.
While Mumbai took a month to reach its first 1, 10 cases, its second thousand came in six days and the third in a matter of just four days. Maharashtra has recorded (Covid -) deaths, the highest in the country so far.
Gujarat on Monday reported (cases, a significant dip from the high of on Sunday. Ahmedabad, however, continued to be the biggest contributor with , or % of the new cases. However, as many as 45 patients were declared cured in the state, of them from Ahmedabad.
UP too saw a slight fall in numbers with 98 new cases on Monday, compared to Sunday’s 174. Its Covid – (tally is now 1, , which includes persons connected to the Tablighi Jamaat .
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The day also saw a medical officer in Moradabad, who contracted Covid – , succumbing to the infection. A Covid – 35 patient in Kanpur too died during the course of treatment late on Monday evening. The two deaths took UP’s toll to .
Eighteen fresh Covid – cases were reported in Karnataka taking the total number of infected people in the state to .
In Telangana, two persons died and 19 others tested positive for coronavirus, the first such low numbers of Covid – cases in more than two weeks. The total number of positive cases in the state is now 872 and (people have died due to Covid – 26, while the number of recovered people remains at . Andhra Pradesh recorded 95 new cases, its highest single- day tally so far, and three Covid – 21 deaths. In Kerala, the trend of more people getting discharged than the number of positive cases reported each day continued. As many as 26 persons tested negative on Monday when six new cases were reported in Kannur.
Two persons died while (others tested positive for Covid – in Rajasthan on Monday, taking the state total to 1, 595 positive cases.
Bihar’s Covid – count reached (with) new cases even as Jharkhand reported four new Covid – 21 cases on Monday. Jharkhand now has total Covid – 23 cases of which are active, four have recovered and two have died.
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