April 3, 2021

India overtakes US in daily Covid cases

NEW DELHI – India has overtaken the U.S. to become the country with the second-highest daily Covid-19 cases in the world. Brazil leads the chart, with 91,097 cases recorded in the last 24 hours.

India recorded 81,466 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. About 77,718 new cases were reported in the U.S. on April 1. India has been witnessing a spike in cases since the last three weeks.

India recorded its first coronavirus case on January 30 last year and since then, a total of 1,23,03,131 people have been infected. In the U.S., the first case was found on January 22 and has now surged to 30,538,427, respectively.

However, in terms of daily numbers, India is the third worst-hit country after the U.S. and Brazil.

Within the country, Maharashtra is the worst-hit state.

If the total deaths are considered, India is at the fourth position after the U.S., Brazil and Mexico. About 469 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total toll to 1,62,927.

Six states account for 83.16 percent of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (249) and Punjab followed with 58 daily deaths.

Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 43,183. It is followed by Chhattisgarh with 4,617 while Karnataka reported 4,234 new cases.

India's total active caseload has reached 6,14,696. It now comprises 5 percent of the country's total positive cases.

Five states – Maharashtra, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Kerala and Punjab – cumulatively account for 77.91 percent of the total active cases in the country. Maharashtra alone accounts for nearly 60 percent (59.84 percent) of the total active caseload of the country.

India's cumulative recoveries stand at 1,15,25,039 today. The national recovery rate is 93.68 per cent. A total of 50,356 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours.

Recently, NITI Aayog member V.K. Paul said that the current situation of the surge in coronavirus cases in the country is going from "bad to worse" and the trends show that the virus is still very active.

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