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Daily Covid-19 cases in India up 50% since Feb 14, death rate down

(TibetanReview.net, Mar10’21) – While daily Covid-19 cases in India have risen by over 50% since Feb 14, the death rate has dropped sharply with the case fatality rate (CFR) during this period being less than half of the overall CFR in India since the start of the pandemic, reported the timesofindia.com Mar 10.

The latest data from India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare show that there were 17,921 new Covid-19 cases and 133 new deaths in the country in the past 24 hours as of Mar 10 at 8 AM, taking their cumulative totals to 11,262,707 cases and 158,063 deaths respectively.

A total of 10,920,046, or 96.96%, had recovered while the number of active cases was 184,598, or 1.64% of the total. The case fatality was at 1.4%. The percentages of recoveries and active cases have improved for the second successive day while the fatality rate has also come down a bit.

The latest daily number of new cases, at 17,921, was less than the daily number of those who had recovered, at 20,652, leading to a decrease in the number of active cases, for the second successive day, by 2,864.

Fifteen states have reported 100 or more new cases in the last 24 hours, namely Maharashtra (9,927), Kerala (2,316), Punjab (1,027), Karnataka (590), Gujarat (581), Tamil Nadu (569), Madhya Pradesh (457), Chattisgarh (390), Haryana (336), Delhi (320), Telangana (189), West Bengal (188), Rajasthan (179), Uttar Pradesh (147), and Chandigarh (106).

Nine states have reported 3 or more Covid-19 deaths each in the last 24 hours, namely Maharashtra (56), Punjab (20), Kerala (16), Karnataka (6), Chattisgarh (5), Tamil Nadu (4), Haryana (4), Delhi (4), and Goa (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.

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Across the world the number of Covid-19 cases totaled 117,605,470 and the deaths 2,611,377, according to the tally of Johns Hopkins University as of 2:55 PM on Mar 10, 2021.

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