(TibetanReview.net, Mar27’21) –India has told the UN General Assembly Mar 26 that it had supplied more Covid-19 vaccines globally than vaccinated its own people, reported the tribuneindia.com Mar 27. Well, it may have to think more about the situation at home as cases are surging daily at rates never seen before.
The most striking feature of India’s second wave of infections has been the speed at which the numbers have been growing. On Mar 26, more than 62,000 positive cases were detected in the country. Just ten days ago, this daily count of cases was less than 30,000, noted the indianexpress.com Mar 27.
The daily cases on Mar 27 morning of over 60,000 was the highest in 160 days, noted the timesofindia.com Mar 27.
The report also said that with daily cases showing the sharpest ever rise over the past 15 days, active cases surged by more than 32,000 on Mar 26, which was the biggest ever increase in the tally.
It cited the government as saying 10 states – Maharashtra, Punjab, Gujarat, MP, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Haryana and Rajasthan – were displaying an upward trajectory in daily new cases.
And at more than 1,500 on Mar 25, capital Delhi recorded its highest number of cases in over three months, noted the timesofindia.com Mar 25.
The latest data from India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare show that there were 62,258 new Covid-19 cases and 291 new deaths in the country in the past 24 hours as of Mar 27 at 8 AM, taking their cumulative totals to 11,908,910 cases and 161,240 deaths respectively.
A total of 11,295,023, or 94.85%, had recovered while the number of active cases was 452,647, or 3.8% of the total. However, the case fatality has fallen to 1.35%.
The latest daily number of new cases, at 62,258, was substantially higher than the daily number of those who had recovered, at 30,386, leading to a big jump in the number of active cases by 31,581.
Eleven states have reported more than 1,000 new cases in the last 24 hours, namely Maharashtra (36,902), Punjab (3,122), Chattisgarh (2,665), Karnataka (2,566), Gujarat (2,190), Madhya Pradesh (2,091), Tamil Nadu (1,971), Kerala (1,825), Delhi (1,534), Haryana (1,322), and Uttar Pradesh (1,028).
Twelve more states/Union Territories have reported more than 100 new cases in the last 24 hours, namely Andhra Pradesh (984), Rajasthan (853), West Bengal (646), Telangana (495), Himachal Pradesh (351), Jharkhand (308), Chandigarh (248), Odisha (234), Bihar (211), Jammu and Kashmir (210), Uttarakhand (186), and Goa (113).
Fifteen states/Union Territories have reported 3 or more Covid-19 deaths each in the last 24 hours, namely Maharashtra (112), Punjab (59), Chattisgarh (22), Kerala (14), Karnataka (13), Tamil Nadu (9), Madhya Pradesh (9), Delhi (9), Haryana (8), Gujarat (6), Uttar Pradesh (6), West Bengal (4), Chandigarh (4), Rajasthan (3), and Jharkhand (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 increased by 2 to 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 27.
Across the world the number of Covid-19 cases totaled 126,247,977 and the deaths 2,769,479, according to the tally of Johns Hopkins University as of 3:57 PM on Mar 27, 2021.