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Covid-19: 3,286 deaths in 24 hours exceed 2 lakh | India News


NEW DELHI: It’s official. Covid has killed more than 2 lakh Indians; 3,286 have died in the last 24 hours.
The official death toll from Covid has exceeded 2 lakh in India as both cases and deaths continue to rise at an alarming rate.
For the first time since the outbreak began, India recorded more than 3,000 deaths in a single day.
3,62,770 new cases and 3,286 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, both being the highest so far.
Tuesday was also the seventh consecutive day that India reported more than 3 lakh of cases and the eighth continuous day that deaths exceeded 2,000.
A country-level comparison shows that the US has seen the highest number of covid deaths so far and the virus has so far killed 5.72 lakh people in that country.
Brazil is second with 3.92 lakh of deaths, while Mexico has seen 2.15 lakh of covid-related deaths.
India’s death toll of 2,01,106 is the fourth worst in the world. Apart from them, there are four other countries: UK, Italy, Russia and France that have seen more than lakhs of deaths since the start of the pandemic.
On the day that broke the previous record for cases, 11 states and UT reported their highest number of cases in a single day. This includes Kerala (32,819), West Bengal (16,403), Tamil Nadu (15,830), Gujarat (14,352), Haryana (11,931), Telangana (10,122), Uttarakhand (5,703), J&K (3,164), Himachal Pradesh (2,157), Puducherry (1,021) and Chandigarh which reported 837 cases on Tuesday. Overall, 15 states have reported more than 10,000 cases in the last 24 hours.
Maharashtra leads the list with 66,358 cases and is followed by UP, Kerala and Karnataka, each with more than 30,000 cases.
The national capital reported 24,149 cases and was followed by West Bengal and Rajasthan, both of which reported more than 16,000 cases on Tuesday. The case count was between 10,000 and 15,000 for Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana, Andhra, and Telangana. Odisha, Jharkhand, Punjab, and Uttarakhand reported around 6,000 cases, while the case count was between 1,000 and 3,000 for J&K, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, and Puducherry.
There were 13 smaller states and UT reported fewer than 1,000 cases Tuesday. Nine states reported more than 100 deaths on Tuesday. With 895 deaths, Maharashtra topped the list and was followed by Delhi, where Covid has killed 381 people in the past 24 hours.
UP and Chhattisgarh reported more than 200 deaths, while Karnataka, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Punjab reported more than 100 deaths on Tuesday. MP, Uttarakhand, Bihar and Haryana saw between 80 and 100 deaths in the last 24 hours, while the count was 50 to 80 for Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

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