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India’s Covid count surpasses 3cr, last 1cr in a record 50 days | India News

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India has become the second country in the world after the United States to register more than 3 million cases of Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. The country’s case load surpassed the dismal milestone on Tuesday, just 50 days after crossing the 2 crore mark, making it the fastest addition of 1 crore cases of any country.
The fastest rise in 1 crore cases in the US was 54 days, when the country’s Covid count increased from 1 crore (Nov.5) to 2 crore (Dec 29), according to worldometers.info.

India's Covid count surpasses 3cr, last 1cr in a record 50 days | India News

India’s case load had hit 2 million rupees on May 3, when the second wave in the country was about to peak. The last 50 lakh of cases were recorded in 36 days (May 17 to June 22), indicating a clear slowdown in the second wave. The previous 50 lakh of recorded infections had arrived in 15 days, and the previous 50 lakh in just 14 days.

In just over three and a half months, the second wave represents two-thirds (63%) of all Covid cases recorded in India (taking March 1 as the beginning of this wave), with about 1.9 million cases up to now. With 2,33,402 deaths out of a total of 3,90,600, 60% of all officially recognized Covid deaths in the country have occurred during the second wave.

India’s total case load is 30,027,364, according to TOI’s Covid database. The United States has so far recorded cases of 3.44 million rupees, the highest count in the world. Brazil is the only other country where cases have exceeded 1 crore.
On Tuesday, India reported 50,497 new cases and 1,047 deaths (not counting the 294 “late” deaths reported by Maharashtra). On Monday, the case count fell below 50,000 (42,667) and the number of victims fell below 1,000 (908).



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