Covid-19: India records more than 4,000 deaths, 4 lakh cases in one day | India News
On Saturday, the country’s total Covid-19 death count stood at 2,38,270 with 4,187 deaths recorded in one day, according to data from the Union Ministry of Health updated at 8 a.m.
India is the third country after the United States and Brazil to report more than 4,000 deaths in one day. The highest single-day figure in any country is 4,490 deaths reported in the US on January 12.
According to the Ministry of Health, the total number of Covid-19 cases amounts to 2,18,92,676 with 4,01,078 cases reported in one day.
India has recorded more cases in 82 days of the second wave of Covid than in more than a year before that. Since February 14, the country has documented 1,09,68,039 cases of the coronavirus compared to 1,09,16,481 cases recorded from January 30 of last year to February 14 of this year.
Although a single day cannot be pinpointed as the start of the second wave in the country, February 14 is the date since the seven-day moving average of daily cases in India has risen steadily.
In other words, the number of Covid cases in India has doubled in 82 days, a very rapid increase considering that the number that has doubled is 1.1 million rupees. Assuming the first wave in the country actually started on April 1 of last year, the second wave has already seen daily case counts four times higher than the first.
More than 82,000 Covid deaths have been recorded in the country since February 14, more than half of all previous deaths. India has recorded a total of 2,38,197 Covid-related deaths so far.