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3.5 lakhs of fresh Covid cases, exceeds 4k for the second day in a row | India News

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NEW DELHI: After staying low for two days in a row, new cases broke the benchmark 3.5 lakh again on Wednesday. Deaths also stayed above 4,000 for the second day in a row. Overall, the day saw 3,62,720 cases and 4,136 deaths.
Comparable international data compiled by WHO shows that for three consecutive days India has remained the largest contributor to the global burden of new cases. Since May 10, the new cases reported in India have remained at more than 50% of the total cases in the world. This means that the combined total of new cases reported in the rest of the world is now less than the new cases reported in India. In the past three days, more than a third of global deaths have also been reported in India.
The data also shows that India is currently by far the worst affected country in the world in both COVID cases and deaths. While recent cases reached 3.5 lakh in India, Brazil, the world’s second worst in daily cases, reported 25,200 new infections. The count was 22,261 for the United States and just over 18,000 for France and Iran. Many states in India are reporting more cases than these countries.
While daily deaths passed the 4,000 mark in India, the latest ‘new deaths’ data for any other country has not passed the 1,000 mark.
State data shows that Wednesday’s count for Maharashtra and Kerala topped 40,000, while cases reported from Karnataka were slightly below that mark. Tamil Nadu also reported just over 30,000 cases. These four states are reporting more daily cases than any other country. Recent cases reported in Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal slightly exceeded 20,000, while UP and Rajasthan reported between 15,000 and 18,000 cases.
Overall, 13 states reported more than 10,000 cases, while the count ranged from 5,000 to 10,000 for five and 1,000 to 5,000 for six other states and UT. There are twelve states that reported more than 100 deaths on Wednesday. With 816 deaths in the last 24 hours, Maharashtra is the top contributor in this count and is followed by Karnataka, which reported 517 deaths.

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