Covid-19: India adds 3 lakh + cases per second day; more than half a million cases in the last 2 days | India News
Data compiled by the WHO shows that there have only been two other occasions when new cases added by a country exceeded 3 million in a single day. This happened on December 20, 2020 and January 10, 2021 when the US added 4.02,270 and 3.13,516 new cases in a single day.
If cases continue to grow at this rate, India will add around one million cases in three days, an unprecedented feat so far.
No other country has seen such a level of new cases, and evidently no other country’s healthcare system has been so overwhelmed by Covid.
The impact of this level of cases: more than one lakh of new cases for the seventeenth consecutive day is evident in the health system and there is a constant increase in daily mortality.
For the 10th day in a row, India has witnessed more than a thousand deaths a day, of which the last three days saw more than 2,000 deaths a day. In the past 10 days, more than 15,000 people have died from Covid or related complications.
Among the states, Maharashtra continues to lead with 67,013 new cases.