Highest single-day Covid deaths, recoveries in India

Highest single-day Covid deaths, recoveries in India

NEW DELHI: The daily death toll from the Covid-19 pandemic in India crossed 800 for the first time, with 848 fatalities being reported on Saturday, 322 of these in Maharashtra alone, even as the country recorded nearly 56,000 fresh cases, the second-highest single-day count so far.In a more cheerful development, recoveries rose to a single-day high with 51,740 people being declared cured of the infection on Saturday, 12,750 of them in Andhra Pradesh and over 10,000 in Maharashtra.The country’s Covid-19 caseload crossed 17 lakh, with 55,919 fresh cases taking the total to 17,50,901, as per data collated from state governments. Deaths too have surged this week, with the daily toll remaining above 750 for the fifth day running.Saturday’s death toll of 848 was easily the highest single-day count so far, 62 higher than the previous peak of 786 recorded on Thursday.Meanwhile, Chennai surpassed the grim milestone of 1 lakh cases with 1,074 new additions, taking its tally to 1,00,877.In July, four states recorded more than 1 lakh cases, led by Maharashtra, where 2,47,357 cases were reported during the month. Tamil Nadu had the next highest caseload in July at 1,55,692, followed by Andhra Pradesh (1,26,338), Karnataka (1,08,873) and Uttar Pradesh (62,953). However, Andhra Pradesh had by far the biggest growth rate of cases in July at 866%, which means infections grew nearly 10-fold. Cases in the state rose from ...
More on: timesofindia.indiatimes.com