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At 20.5k, India sees a slight increase in new cases; 287 deaths | India News


A day after falling to a nearly six-month low, India’s daily Covid-19 count rose to more than 20,500 on Tuesday, along with a marginal increase in the death toll.
The country registered 20,517 new cases, the highest in four days, as several states detected a greater number of positive cases as tests increased. Kerala’s count jumped from 3,047 on Monday to 5,887. With this, the total number of cases from India increased to 1,02,45,387.
The case count drops sharply every Monday due to decreased testing and staff shortages over the weekend. More than 9.8 lakhs of testing were conducted across the country on Monday, an increase of almost 2.7 lakh from the previous day, according to tracker covid19india.org.
As many as 287 deaths were recorded on Tuesday. This was the highest daily toll in five days, although the increase was not substantially greater than the previous day’s count of 251. The last time India recorded a toll of more than 300 was six days ago, when 337 Covid deaths entered. in the records. The total number of victims of the pandemic in India was 1,48,422.
While Kerala continued to report the highest number of new cases, Maharashtra ranked second with 3,018 new infections on Tuesday, followed by Bengal (1,244), Chhattisgarh (1,134) and Uttar Pradesh (1,044).
The daily death toll remained the highest in Maharashtra (68), followed by Bengal (30), Delhi (28), Kerala (24) and Uttar Pradesh (18).
Recent Covid cases in Tamil Nadu fell below 1,000 for the first time in 212 days on Tuesday, while 12 deaths were recorded. The daily new case count touched four digits for the first time on June 1.
In Rajasthan, Covid infections have continuously declined, with 626 new ones registered on Tuesday. Except for Jaipur, where 108 cases were reported, the number was less than 100 in most districts.

Times of India