The country’s numbers of Covid cases totaled 90,674, according to the latest state government reports, which have gone from 80,000 to 90,000 in two days. Saturday’s number of cases was nearly 1,100 higher than the previous day’s figures.
With Saturday’s huge rise, Gujarat became India’s third state, registering over 10,000 cases after Maharashtra (now at 30,706) and Tamil Nadu (10,585). Gujarat, with 10,989 cases, is again on the spot no.2 in terms of coronavirus infections.
While Gujarat recorded 348 cases in 24 hours ending at 5pm on Saturday, the rest of the positive cases were discovered in Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation’s test run over the past week.
Maharashtra reported 67 deaths in Covid-19, the highest so far in a day, with the toll being 1,135 across the state. The previous highest deaths reported in one day were 54, on May 13. The state attributed the big jump in accounting figures, saying that only 22 of the 67 deaths occurred during the 24-hour period, while the remaining 45 had occurred between April 14 and May 14.
Maharashtra also added 1,606 new Covid-19 cases, its highest one-time addition so far. Saturday was the 11th consecutive day, with the state adding over 1,000 cases in a 24-hour period. Its total cases violated the 30,000 mark and the number is now 30,706.
Mumbai remains the largest contributor to new cases as well as deaths. Of the 67 deaths, Mumbai reported 41, its so far highest one-off tax.
On the positive side, at least 2,045 covid patients across the country were declared cured, bringing the total number of recoveries to 31,873 – 35% of the total cases so far.
Madhya Pradesh was another condition in which the virus appears to increase. A midnight bulletin from Indore said the city had 92 more cases, bringing the state’s count for the day to 254. This includes 46 new cases in Bhopal, with the total number now crossed 1,000. Total 4928.
Cases were on the rise Uttar Pradesh, the state to which the maximum number of migrant workers has returned. It reported 203 fresh infections and nine deaths, bringing total cases to 4,264 and deaths
For the fourth consecutive day, Rajasthan reported more than 200 cases. Bhilwara, who was praised for his ruthless containment strategy, reported seven more cases that took his number to 50 on Saturday. Of these, six were returning migrants. As many as 213 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the state on Saturday, with the number reaching 4,960. One person died in Jaipur, which was the 64th death in the city and 126th of the state.
Tamil Nadu reported on 477 new Covid-19 cases, and 939 patients were discharged from hospitals on Saturday, while the state public health authorities remained at odds over whether enough people were being tested for the viral infection. The state registered three deaths of Covid-19 on Saturday, taking the toll to 74. Chennai registered 332 new cases.
Meanwhile, J&K recorded its highest number of 108 new positive cases on a day when a death covered the total toll on Union territory to 12.