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Cases exceed 12,000 again, signs of increase in Maha | India News


NEW DELHI: Recent Covid-19 cases in India again surpassed 12,000 after a one-day gap and daily deaths from the virus crossed 100 on Friday, amid signs in Maharashtra of another spike in cases, although minor for now. Maharashtra reported 3,670 new Covid-19 cases and 36 deaths on Friday. This was the highest daily case count in the state in 34 days and the third day in a row the count surpassed 3,000.
In this three-day period, the number of cases in Maharashtra and the city of Mumbai increased by 45% and 60%, respectively. In Mumbai, 599 new cases were registered compared to 375 on February 9. However, the number of deaths has not increased in this period. There were four deaths in the city on Friday.
Overall, India recorded 12,148 new cases on Friday, slightly above the 11,977 reported a day earlier. the
The number of daily victims of the infection was recorded at 104, compared with 85 on Thursday.
The increase in the death toll was due to a higher death toll in Maharashtra – 36, up from 25 on Thursday. Kerala recorded 18 deaths, followed by Punjab (eight) and Chhattisgarh (seven). Kerala continued to record the highest number of cases in the country, with 5,397 new infections detected on Friday.
Overall, cases continue to decline in the country, although the rate of decline has slowed considerably in the last week. Kerala and Maharashtra continue to account for more than 70% of all new cases in the country.

Times of India