India reports 3,500+ cases, China overtakes, Health News, ET HealthWorld


NEW DELHI: India rose to 11th place among countries with the highest number reported Covid-19 cases that overtook China’s official count on Friday as new infections from across the country remained higher than 3,500 for the sixth consecutive day.

States reported a total of 3,787 new cases, with India’s caseload so far being 85,786. China, from which the virus originated, has officially reported 84,031 cases. Today’s death toll was 105, back in three digits after falling to 99 Thursday.

Maharashtra, with 1,576 fresh infections, continued to lead the number, followed by Tamil Nadu (434), Delhi (425), Gujarat (340) and Rajasthan (213).

On the positive side, India has not seen a new high in everyday cases for five days since hitting a high of 4,308 on May 10. That’s almost twice the average of the last month, when daily cases have touched a new high every three days.

Covid-19: India reports 3,500+ cases, China hears

For the 10th consecutive day, Maharashtra went on to add 1,000 new Covid cases. On Friday, it added 1,576 cases, it’s the third-highest addition in one day so far. The total number of cases in the state violated the 29,000 mark and was at 29,100 cases.

A day after Maharashtra violated 1,000 deaths, it recorded 49 deaths on Friday – the third highest deaths recorded in a single day. With the addition of 933 new cases on Friday, Mumbai registered its second highest addition in one day, rising to 17,671. As many as 34 of the 49 deaths were recorded in Mumbai.

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu’s coronavirus the count topped the 10,000 mark on Friday with 434 people testing positive, 309 of them in Chennai. The state’s death toll increased to 71 with another five fatalities. The state’s total cases have jumped from 8,000 to crossing 10,108 in just four days, though the increase has slowed slightly over the last three days.

Chennai has more than half the cases in the state, 5,946 cases as of Friday.

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Delhi went on to show an increase in Covid-19 infections, with the state government announcing 425 new cases, bringing the total to 8,895. The capital also recorded eight deaths as the toll from the virus mounted to 123. Health officials said the total fatalities indicate fatalities in which the primary cause of death was found to be Covid-19, according to the death review committee report.

Meanwhile, new cases in Rajasthan hit a new high of 213, the third in as many days. Of these 23 cases from Jaipur. Madhya Pradesh also went on to record a large number of cases, with 187 reported on Friday, and Indore’s contribution remained high.

In Gujarat, the number of fresh cases has remained broadly stable around 350 in the last few days. The state reported 340 on Friday, with the total amount of just five digits at 9,932.

IN Odisha and Jharkhand, returning migrants remained the main source of infections, with Odisha adding 48 and Jharkhand 12 to their Covid numbers. Jharkhand has reported 100 fresh cases in the 11 days since May 5, when the test results of returning migrants started coming in. the state’s number of positive cases now stands at 215.

Uttar Pradesh, the main destination for returning migrants, recorded 159 new cases, of which a large number were among those who had recently returned to eastern UP from other states.


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