Daily Covid-19 cases in India has continued its steady rise for 18th day, latest rise was highest in 163 days

A nurse places a protective mask on a patient at a government hospital in Siliguri, India. (Photo courtesy: AFP)

(TibetanReview.net, Mar28’21) – In its continuing spiral in Covid-19 cases, daily deaths in India have crossed the 300 mark for the first time in 2021 even as fresh daily cases continued its steady rise for the 18th day, reported the timesofindia.com Mar 28. Fresh cases reported this morning rose to over 62,500, the highest in 163 days, the report added.

The cumulative Positivity Rate nationwide has remained below 5%, the report cited the government as saying. Maharashtra had the highest positivity rate among all the states at 22.78%.

Eight states and UTs were reported to have a weekly positivity rate of coronavirus infection higher than the national average of 5.04%.

The latest data from India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare show that there were 62,714 new Covid-19 cases and 312 new deaths in the country in the past 24 hours as of Mar 28 at 8 AM, taking their cumulative totals to 11,971,624 cases and 161,552 deaths respectively.

A total of 11,323,762, or 94.58%, had recovered while the number of active cases was 486,310, or 4.06% of the total. However, the case fatality has remained at 1.35%.

The latest daily number of new cases, at 62,714, was substantially higher than the daily number of those who had recovered, at 28,739, leading to a big jump in the number of active cases by 33,663.

Eleven states have reported more than 1,000 new cases in the last 24 hours, namely Maharashtra (35,726), Punjab (2,805), Chattisgarh (3,162), Karnataka (2,886), Gujarat (2,276), Madhya Pradesh (2,142), Tamil Nadu (2,089), Kerala (2,055), Delhi (1,558), Haryana (1,383), and Uttar Pradesh (1,102).

Thirteen more states/Union Territories have reported more than 100 new cases in the last 24 hours, namely Andhra Pradesh (947), Rajasthan (852), West Bengal (812), Telangana (533), Himachal Pradesh (416), Jharkhand (340), Chandigarh (294), Odisha (210), Bihar (195), Jammu and Kashmir (271), Uttarakhand (257), Goa (170), and Puducherry (128).

Fourteen states/Union Territories have reported 3 or more Covid-19 deaths each in the last 24 hours, namely Maharashtra (166), Punjab (45), Kerala (14), Chattisgarh (13), Madhya Pradesh (10), Delhi (10), Tamil Nadu (9), Karnataka (8), Haryana (7), Gujarat (5), Uttar Pradesh (4), Jharkhand (4), Telangana (3), and Himachal Pradesh (3). The rest of the states have reported 2 or less deaths.

India is currently the country with the world’s third highest number of Covid-19 cases after being overtaken by Brazil recently, 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 remained unchanged at 1,693. Of them 1,565 had recovered, 81 were active and 47 had died, according to the tally of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) on its Tibet.net website as of Mar 28.


Across the world the number of Covid-19 cases totaled 126,810,891 and the deaths 2,778,682, according to the tally of Johns Hopkins University as of 4:58 PM on Mar 28, 2021.


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