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Active Covid cases increase for the second day in a row; 500+ day toll | India News

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Active Covid-19 cases in India rose for the second day in a row on Wednesday, signaling an outbreak of the post-Diwali pandemic with new infections outnumbering recoveries, even as Delhi showed some improvement in the situation by slipping. to third place in the state. smart count after staying at the top of the chart in daily cases for nine consecutive days.
Active cases rose by nearly 5,000 to 4,52,430 at press time, with data from Chhattisgarh yet to be collected, marking the fourth increase in the past five days. Wednesday’s increase in active cases was the second highest since Oct. 1, the highest on Tuesday when active cases rose by nearly 5,500. If active cases continue to rise, it would be a sign that the pandemic is on the rise again.
After staying below the 500 mark for two consecutive days, Wednesday’s casualties rose to 515, bringing the cumulative figure to 1.35,194. With 42,862 new cases, India’s case burden reached 92,64,699. Up to 86,77,075 patients have been recovered.
While Delhi slipped to third position with 5,246 new cases, down from nearly 1,000 infections the previous day, Kerala topped the list once again in the past 10 days with 6,491 cases and Maharashtra was second with 6,159 cases. Although Delhi’s death toll of 99 on Wednesday was lower, after recording more than 100 deaths a day for five days in a row, it was still the highest in the country.
Gujarat, which appears to be witnessing the second wave of the pandemic, recorded its highest number of daily cases on Wednesday, 1,540.
Neighboring Rajasthan, which has also witnessed a spike in cases after Diwali, recorded its second-highest number of daily cases: 3,285. As of Tuesday, the state had registered 3,314 cases, its highest level to date.

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