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India reports highest daily new Covid-19 cases after Dec 24

(TibetanReview.net, Mar11’21) – At nearly 23,000, India this morning recorded its highest daily new Covid-19 cases in around two-and-half-months. The country last recorded a higher number on Dec 24 at 23,454 infections, noted the timesofindia.com Mar 11.

Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu continue to report High Daily New Cases; cumulatively account for 85.91% of the new cases reported in the past 24 hours, India’s Health ministry was cited as saying.

Capital Delhi has recorded 370 new coronavirus cases this morning, the highest daily count in nearly two months, with the positivity rate rising to 0.52%.

The latest data from India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare show that there were 22,854 new Covid-19 cases and 126 new deaths in the country in the past 24 hours as of Mar 11 at 8 AM, taking their cumulative totals to 11,285,561 cases and 158,189 deaths respectively.

A total of 10,938,146, or 96.92%, had recovered while the number of active cases was 189,226, or 1.68% of the total. The case fatality was at 1.4%. The percentages of recoveries and active cases have seen marked deterioration over the previous day’s figures while the fatality rate has remained unchanged.

The latest daily number of new cases, at 22,854, was significantly more than the daily number of those who had recovered, at 18,100, leading to increase in the number of active cases by 4,628.

Sixteen states have reported more than 100 new cases in the last 24 hours, namely Maharashtra (13,659), Kerala (2,475), Punjab (1,393), Karnataka (760), Gujarat (675), Tamil Nadu (671), Madhya Pradesh (516), Chattisgarh (456), Delhi (370), Haryana (359), West Bengal (241), Telangana (194), Rajasthan (188), Uttar Pradesh (121), Andhra Pradesh (120), and Himachal Pradesh (108).

Nine states have reported 3 or more Covid-19 deaths each in the last 24 hours, namely Maharashtra (54), Punjab (17), Kerala (14), Chattisgarh (8), Karnataka (6), Tamil Nadu (5), Delhi (3), Madhya Pradesh (3), and Jammu and Kashmir (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 118,119,333 and the deaths 2,621,944, according to the tally of Johns Hopkins University as of 3:55 PM on Mar 11, 2021.

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