With recent cases hitting a 168-day excessive of 68,266 on Sunday as Maharashtra reported a document 40,414 infections, India logged over 3.9 lakh cases through the week (March 22-28), the best since October.
Last week (March 15-21) had seen a 67% surge with cases growing by over 1 lakh as in comparison with the earlier week. Together, the final weeks have seen the worst surge in cases for the reason that starting of the pandemic.
The case depend has tripled in the previous three weeks as 1.17 lakh cases had been recorded throughout March 1-7, lower than a 3rd of the present week’s tally of 3,93,056, as per TOI’s Covid database. India’s whole Covid-19 caseload crossed 12 million (1.2 crore) on Sunday. With pandemic numbers on the rise once more, the final a million cases got here in 35 days, almost half the time taken for the earlier a million (65 days).
Active cases of the virus additionally topped 5 lakh, with a document single-day rise of 35,703 on Sunday. This was the quickest ever rise of 1 lakh energetic cases, with the depend rising from 4 lakh to five lakh in simply three days. Deaths have been on the rise as nicely. The present week’s demise toll of 1,875 was not simply the best this yr but in addition a 51% improve over the earlier week’s fatalities —the sharpest improve but in the weekly fatality depend.
Meanwhile, Karnataka grew to become the fourth state in March to put up over 3,000 recent cases in a day.
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