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The number of Covid cases in India reaches 2 crore rupees; 50 lakh increase in just 15 days | India News

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NEW DELHI: India has become the second country in the world after the US to record more than 2 million Covid cases since the start of the pandemic. The number of cases crossed the grim milestone on Monday, a day after Covid-related deaths in the country rose again to third place in the world, surpassing the number of victims in Mexico.
The country reported 3.55,998 new cases on Monday, bringing the overall case count beyond the 2 crore mark to 2,02,74,921, according to TOI’s Covid database. The US alone, with more than 3.3 million cases so far, has recorded a higher count. Brazil ranks third with less than 1.5 million cases.

The number of Covid cases in India reaches 2 crore rupees; 50 lakh increase in just 15 days | India News

So massive has the second wave of infections been that the country has recorded a quarter of all cases to date, nearly half a crore, in the past 15 days alone. For two successive weeks ending on Sunday, India recorded the highest weekly count of Covid cases reported in any country for any week. Deaths have also risen during this period, with the total toll crossing that of Mexico on Sunday. India has recorded 2,22,268 deaths so far, while Mexico’s death toll was 2,17,233.
As on Monday, only the US (5.91,000 deaths) and Brazil (4.07,775) had recorded more deaths from the pandemic than India. Although deaths in India have risen sharply, it still has the lowest deaths per million (159) among the 20 worst affected nations.
On Monday, India recorded nearly 3.56 lakhs of new cases, down from last week’s count, in keeping with the typical drop in numbers seen every Monday. However, daily cases remained above the 3.5 lakh mark for the seventh consecutive day.
The death toll for the day stood at 3,440. India has recorded more than 3,000 deaths a day in the past seven days. While falling below 600 to 567 in Maharashtra, Delhi recorded the highest daily deaths in its history with 448. Deaths remained high in Uttar Pradesh (288), Chhattisgarh (266), Karnataka (239), Punjab (157 ) and Rajasthan (154). among other states.

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