India’s Weekly Covid Cases Touch 50,000 Mark, Biggest Rise Since 3rd Wave as Tally Doubles in States

Weekly Covid-19 cases in the country saw the biggest jump since the third wave of the pandemic in January this year with new cases rising by more than 23,000 to nearly double the previous week’s tally.

All states and union territories have reported a rise in infections, however, deaths have remained low.

A report in the Times of India said India is likely to register around 49,000 new cases of Covid-19 between June 6 and 12, nearly double the country’s total of 25,596. Weekly cases were the highest since February 21 and 27, when more than 86,000 cases were recorded in a week.

The increase of 23,000 cases from the previous week is the highest since January 17 and 23.

Maharashtra and Kerala have the highest cases among the states, reporting more than 65 percent of new cases. While Maharashtra has recorded 17,380 cases, up from 7,253 in the previous week, Kerala has recorded around 14,500 cases, up 70 percent from last week.

Delhi, which has seen declining cases for four consecutive weeks, has reported an increase in infections. Delhi reported 4,068 new cases during the week, seeing a 68 per cent increase from last week.

Karnataka saw 2,975 cases (84% increase), Tamil Nadu 1,299 cases (63% increase), Telangana 851 (97% increase) and Andhra Pradesh 117 (up 86%) the sharpest rise in Covid infections.

Meanwhile, the country recorded 24 new deaths in a week, while the previous week’s tally was also 24.

India on Sunday recorded 8,582 new coronavirus infections bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 4,32,22,017, while active cases increased to 44,513, according to data from the Federal Ministry of Health.

The death toll rose to 5,24,761 with four deaths, data updated at 8 a.m. said. The ministry said that active cases constitute 0.10 percent of the total infections, while the national recovery rate from COVID-19 was recorded at 98.66 percent.

An increase of 4,143 cases in the active COVID-19 caseload was recorded within 24 hours.

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