Daily Covid-19 cases in India hit 94-day high, Tibetan cases touch 1,623

Delhi reports no Covid-9 deaths first time since Mar 2. (Photo courtesy: Hindustan Times)

(TibetanReview.net, Mar17’21) – Daily Covid-19 cases in India have topped 28k this morning, the highest in 94 days, with the daily toll rising to two-month high this morning and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said “we must stop emerging second peak, reported the timesofindai.com Mar 17.

Five states, namely Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, continue to report a high number of daily cases, accounting for 71.10%. Maharashtra alone accounts for 61.8% of the daily new cases, followed by Kerala and Punjab. However, Kerala has been reporting a consistently declining trend over the last one month, noted the ndtv.com Mar 17.

The latest data from India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare show that there were 28,903 new Covid-19 cases and 188 new deaths in the country in the past 24 hours as of Mar 17 at 8 AM, taking their cumulative totals to 11,438,734 cases and 159,044 deaths respectively.

A total of 11,045,284, or 96.56%, had recovered while the number of active cases was 234,406, or 2.05% of the total. The case fatality remained at 1.39%.

The latest daily number of new cases, at 28,903, was substantially higher than the daily number of those who had recovered, at 17,741, leading to a jump in the number of active cases by 10,974.

Seventeen states have reported more than 100 new cases in the last 24 hours, namely Maharashtra (17,864), Kerala (1,970), Punjab (1,463), Karnataka (1,135), Gujarat (954), Tamil Nadu (867), Chattisgarh (856), Madhya Pradesh (817), Haryana (523), Delhi (425), Andhra Pradesh (261), West Bengal (255), Telangana (247), Rajasthan (241), Uttar Pradesh (214), Chandigarh (147) and Himachal Pradesh (119).

Eight states have reported 3 or more Covid-19 deaths each in the last 24 hours, namely Maharashtra (87), Punjab (38), Kerala (15), Chattisgarh (12), Karnataka (6), Tamil Nadu (5), Goa (4), and Telangana (3). 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 risen by 11 to reach 1,623. Of them 1,498 had recovered, 80 were active and 45 had died, according to the tally of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) on Mar 17.


Across the world the number of Covid-19 cases totaled 120,791,369 and the deaths 2,672,483, according to the tally of Johns Hopkins University as of 3:56 PM on Mar 17, 2021.


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