India’s daily Covid caseload crossed the 13,000-mark for the first time when 13,124 people tested positive for the virus even as the number of casualties returned to the 300-plus level on Wednesday, a day after the country had added the highest number of deaths, 2003, to its cumulative toll. The surge in fresh cases on Wednesday came after two days of relatively lower count when daily caseload had remained below the 11,000-mark. India’s cumulative caseload on Wednesday stood at 3,67,093.
Maharashtra reported 114 deaths on Wednesday, significantly higher than the 81 casualties that had taken place in the state in the preceding 24 hours. However, Delhi reported 67 deaths, much lower than 93 casualties that had taken place in the preceding 24 hours. On Tuesday, India had recorded 2003 deaths, but only 331 of these were fresh casualties, the remaining 1,672 being backdated. Maharashtra accounted for 1,328 of these old deaths and Delhi for the remaining 344 casualties which were not included in the Covid count earlier.
With 344 fresh deaths on Wednesday, India crossed the 12,000-mark, taking the cumulative toll to 12,259. The toll on Wednesday was higher than 331 deaths that took place on Tuesday, but the case fatality rate dropped to 3.3% after surging to 3.4% the previous day because of the high count of 2003 deaths. Maharashtra reported 3,307 fresh cases on Wednesday, taking the state’s cumulative caseload to 1,16,752.
Tamil Nadu crossed the 50,000-mark on Wednesday with 2,174 patients testing positive, taking the cumulative caseload to 50,193, even as the state continued to record over 40 deaths for the second consecutive day. With 48 more deaths on Wednesday, the cumulative toll has reached 576.
With eight fresh deaths — the highest that it has recorded in a day — Karnataka’s toll crossed the 100-mark to reach 102. The state recorded 204 fresh cases in the last 24 hours. Rajasthan recorded 326 fresh cases, taking the state’s caseload to 13,542. With five fresh deaths, the state’s cumulative toll reached 313. However, 10,467 people have been cured of the disease, pegging the state’s recovery rate to 77%.
Telangana and Andhra reported their record fresh cases on Wednesday. While Telangana reported 269 new cases, taking the state’s cumulative count to 5,675, Andhra Pradesh crossed the 7,000 mark with 351 new infections, taking the total caseload to 7,071. One fresh death in Telangana and two in Andhra were also reported.
Bihar recorded 79 fresh cases, taking the state’s Covid count to 6,889.
Source : TOI