Covid-19 cases in India surge for 16th day, Tibetan cases now total 1,576

Coronavirus in India. (Photo courtesy: Michigan University)

(, Mar03’21) – India’s Covid-19 case count had surged for 16th straight day, with 15,002 fresh cases recorded on Mar 2, reported the Mar 3. The seven-day rolling average of daily cases in the country had risen uninterruptedly since Feb 14, when the average stood at 11,430, as against 15,686 on Mar 2 — a growth of 37%, the report noted. The tallies are based on government figures, although they differ slightly from Health Ministry totals.

However, the death toll from the virus has stayed below 100 for the second day.

Maharashtra accounted for more than half of India’s new cases as well as deaths, followed by Kerala. 

Several other states have been reporting surge in cases, including notably Punjab as well as Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Karnataka.

The latest data from India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare show that there were 14,989 new Covid-19 cases and 98 new deaths in the country in the past 24 hours as of Mar 03 at 8 AM, taking their cumulative totals to 11,139,516 cases and 157,346 deaths respectively.

A total of 10,812,044 or 97.06%, had recovered while the number of active cases was 170,126, or 1.53% of the total. The case fatality was at 1.41%.

The latest daily number of new cases, at 14,989, was back to being more than the daily number of those who had recovered, at 13,123 leading to a increase in the number of active cases by 1,768.

Fifteen states – one more than yesterday – have reported more than 100 new cases in the last 24 hours, namely Maharashtra (7,863), Kerala (2,938), Punjab (729), Tamil Nadu (462), Gujarat (454), Karnataka (437), Madhya Pradesh (331), Delhi (217), Chattisgarh (216), Haryana (175), West Bengal (171), Telangana (168), Andhra Pradesh (106), Uttar Pradesh (103), and Rajasthan (102). 

Four states have reported 7 or more Covid-19 deaths each in the last 24 hours, namely Maharashtra (54), Punjab (10), Kerala (16), Karnataka (7). The rest of the states have reported 2 or less deaths.

India is currently the country with the world’s second highest number of Covid-19 cases and the fourth highest number of deaths in cumulative numbers.


The cumulative total of Covid-19 cases among Tibetans in India, Nepal and Bhutan has reached 1,576. Of them 1,480 had recovered, 55 were active and 41 had died, according to the tally of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) as of Mar 3, resuming the updating of Tibetan Covid-19 data on its website after a length of time.


Across the world the number of Covid-19 cases totaled 114,795,908 and the deaths 2,550,334, according to the tally of Johns Hopkins University as of 1:56 PM on Mar 03, 2021.


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