India is now number 10 among the nations hit by Covid; More than 6,500 cases on Sunday | India News
Maharashtra, as usual, led the numbers with a new high of 3,041 new cases, 1,725 from Mumbai alone. With this, the state crossed the 50,000 mark in total cases, while Mumbai passed 30,000. Cyclone-ravaged Bengal reported its highest number of new cases in 208.
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Bengal’s cumulative case count rose to 3,667, a day after virologists voiced fear of a surge in epidemic numbers as a possible consequence of Cyclone Amphan. Kolkata (52 cases), Howrah (48), North 24 Parganas (21), and Hooghly (20) provided most of the numbers. Prior to this, the highest peak of cases in a single day had been on May 10, with 158 new cases detected.
At least 26 states / Union territories reported new cases on Sunday, one less than the previous day’s number, indicating the spread of infection in the country. Continuing the trend of the past few days, Tamil Nadu reported the second highest daytime case count at 765. For the first time since May 1, the number of people healed of Covid-19 in the state exceeded the number of people tried on Sunday, even when the Chennai count crossed 10,000. The city reported 587 fresh infections.
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Gujarat crossed the figure of 14,000 positive cases, finishing third after Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu to do so. It also recorded 29 Covid-related deaths, bringing the death toll to 858. The deaths include 28 from Ahmedabad. Gujarat is the second dead in number after Maharashtra with a mortality rate of 6.1%.
The virus continued to rise in Delhi, with 508 new cases reported and up to 30 deaths. Authorities, however, said the deaths had occurred before and were reported Sunday after the designated committee had removed them as coronavirus-related deaths.
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The virus continued to rise in states that have seen workers return in large numbers. While Rajasthan reported 286 new cases, the number was high in Uttar Pradesh (254), Madhya Pradesh (219), and Bihar (180).
In Odisha, 66 new cases were registered. The state government added Bargarh as a new district on the list of coronavirus-affected districts in the state. With this, the number of districts that have so far reported the deadly virus increased to 28. There are 30 districts in Odisha.
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