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Coronavirus cases in India count: India, the 17th nation to reach 20,000 cases of Covid-19; death toll crosses 600 | India News

NEW DELHI: India became the 17th country in the world to register 20,000 cases of Covid-19, crossing the grim milestone on a day when Maharashtra, Rajasthan and West Bengal recorded their largest increase in infections in a single day. There was an increase in deaths as well, with 49 on Tuesday, which impacted 645.

The total number of cases was 20,083 late on Tuesday, according to state reports, having increased by 1,493 during the day, the second highest daily increase after the peak of 1,613 cases on Sunday. More than a third of new cases come from Maharashtra. In 552, the state matched its own record for new cases established on Sunday. Mumbai only reported 419 cases and 12 deaths.

Rajasthan (159) and West Bengal (53) also saw the sharpest peak for the respective states, even as the infection kept increasing in Gujarat, where 239 more people tested positive.

Gujarat, which has become Covid’s largest access point after Maharashtra, crossed the 2,000 mark in several cases and overtook Delhi to claim the No. 2 spot in the country. Compared to the 35 days it took Maharashtra and the 45 days Delhi, just two other Indian states with more than 2,000 cases, Gujarat reached the bleak milestone in 34 days. The state’s total case count is now 2,178.

As of Tuesday, up to 15 Covid-19 patients died in the city of Ahmedabad. Two deaths were reported in Surat and one each from Bhavnagar and Bharuch.

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Maharashtra’s coronavirus case count exceeded 5,000. The state’s latest and fastest addition of 1,000 cases has arrived in just two days. Mumbai, which recorded its second-highest increase in a single day in cases with 419 new detections, contributed primarily to the increase in cases in the state. More than one lakh of people in the state are now under domestic or institutional quarantine.

The number of Covid-19 deaths in the country also skyrocketed to 640 with 45 deaths reported in various states. Maharashtra and Gujarat recorded a maximum of 19 deaths each, bringing their respective tolls to 251 and 90.

Delhi, which has been recording daily Covid-19 deaths since April 8, did not confirm any new deaths, although there were reports that a vegetable vendor in the Azadpur mandi had died from the virus. The number of new cases in the state was 75, bringing his count to 2,156. The number of people who have recovered from Covid-19 in Delhi increased to 611 with 180 patients discharged on Tuesday.

Rajasthan also reported the highest number of Covid-19 cases in a single day on Tuesday, when 159 people infected with the virus from different parts of the state were found. One person died in Jaipur, which tested positive for Covid-19, with a total of 14 victims in Jaipur and was the state’s 26th death.

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West Bengal, which has been embroiled in a controversy over the Covid-19 case report, recorded 53 new cases, its highest record in a single day, bringing the total number of Covid-19 cases in the state to 392.

UP reported three recent deaths, reaching 22, while 106 new cases emerged in the state. The total number of cases in UP now stands at 1,364, even as the state imposed more restrictions on the movement of traffic on its Noida border, citing the importation of new cases from Delhi.

With 71 new cases reported in the state on Tuesday, Madhya Pradesh’s crown count rose to 1,553, but a steep downward slope in the curve in recent days helped it fall from the third rank in the country to sixth. Bhopal accounted for 31 of the new cases on Tuesday, followed by Indore (18). Four deaths were also reported that brought MP Covid-19 membership to 80

In Telangana, 56 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded, bringing the state count to 928. In Andhra Pradesh, two more people died from the new coronavirus, bringing the death toll to 22, even when 35 new cases of Covid were reported. 19 The southern state.

Bihar, for the second day in a row, posted a double-digit spike with 13 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 126.

Times of India