India sees a sharp rise in the number of positive and fatal casesThursday April 29, 2021 at 7:02 pm
Wednesday witnessed an alarming rise in the number of Covid cases and deaths in India as the number of positive cases broke the 3 million mark for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic. In the last 24 hours, the country reported 3.79 lakh new cases and 3,596 fatal cases, the highest spike in a single day.
According to the international comparisons, the US records 6.8 million positive cases, the highest in the world. India acquires the second position with more than 3 million cases. Brazil comes third with more than a million active cases. France is of the same position as Brazil and Turkey has nearly half a million cases.
In the second phase of the virus, Maharashtra has the highest number of cases in the country with 63,309 cases reported on Wednesday. Uttar Pradesh recorded 29,824 active cases and Delhi recorded 25,986 cases. In terms of deaths, Maharashtra has become the leading state in the country. On Wednesday, the state witnessed 985 fatal cases, the highest record as of now.
The rate at which the active cases are increasing is really alarming. February 16 has recorded the lowest number of active cases in the year – 1.38 lakhs. It took only forty days to reach to 5 lakhs. It took again only 12 days to reach to 10 lakh and after that, the count has been increasing. India recorded 10 lakhs positive cases in just 10 days and more 10 lakhs cases in only 9 days.
On Wednesday, the states that recorded their single-day count includes – Karnataka (39,047), Kerala (35,103), Bengal (17,207), Tamil Nadu (16,665), Rajasthan (16,613), Andhra Pradesh (14,669), Bihar (13,374), and Haryana (12,44), Odisha (8,386), Jharkhand (8,075), Uttarakhand (6,054), Goa (3,101), Himachal Pradesh (2,539) and Puducherry (1,258).
Delhi holds the second position in terms of deaths – 368 and then Uttar Pradesh with 266 death cases. Karnataka recorded more than 229 deaths. Gujarat, Jharkhand, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, and Madhya Pradesh recorded more than a hundred fatalities.