WHO reports record daily increase in global Covid-19 cases

September 14, 2020 9:36 pm0 commentsViews: 27

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. (Photo courtesy: CNBC)

(TibetanReview.net, Sep14’20) – The World Health Organization reported a record one-day increase in global coronavirus cases on Sep 13, with the total rising by 307,930 in 24 hours, beating the previous record of 306,857 set on Sep 6. The biggest increases were from India, the United States and Brazil in that order, reported Reuters Sep 14, citing the agency’s website.  Deaths rose by 5,537 to a total of 917,417, with India, the US and Brazil, together accounting for half the number of daily increases.

India, in fact, leads the world in new cases reported each day and set a global record last week with 97,570 cases reported in a single day, the report said, citing its own tally based on government reports.

The report said Covid-19 infections were still rising in 58 countries, including surges in Argentina, Indonesia, Morocco, Spain and Ukraine.

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The latest data from India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare show that there were 92,071 new cases and 1,136 new deaths in the country in the past 24 hours as of Sep 14 at 8AM, taking their totals to 4,846,427 cases and 79,722 deaths.

A total of 3,780,107, or 78%, had recovered, so that the number of active cases was 986,598, or 20.36% of the total. The case fatality rate was 1.64%.

Besides, the latest daily number of new cases, at 92,071, was more than the daily number of those who had recovered, at 77,512, which meant a substantial increase in the number of active cases by 14,559.

India is currently the country with the world’s second highest number of Covid-19 cases and the third highest number of deaths.

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Four states, namely Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka have accumulated more than 450,000 cases each in that order.

Ten other states, namely Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, West Bengal, Telangana, Bihar, Odisha, Assam, Gujarat, Kerala, and Rajasthan had reported more than 100,000 cases each so far in that order.

Six other states, namely Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, and Jammu & Kashmir had reported more than 54,000 cases each so far in that order.

Four more states/Union Territories, namely Uttarakhand, Goa, Puducherry, and Tripura, had reported more than 19,000 cases each in that order.

Besides, there were 11 other states/Union Territories with a total more than 1,400 cases each, namely, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ladakh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Sikkim, and Mizoram in that order.

Maharashtra also had the most number of deaths at 29,531 (↑416); followed by Tamil Nadu with over 8,300 deaths; Karnataka with more than 7,200 deaths; Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh with over 4,400 deaths each; West Bengal and Gujarat with more than 3,200 deaths each; Punjab with more than 2,300 deaths; Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan with over 1,200 deaths each; and Haryana, Telangana, Jammu & Kashmir, Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Assam, Kerala, and Uttarakhand, with between 975 and 414 deaths each, and so on in that order.

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The total number of Covid-19 cases among Tibetans in India, Nepal and Bhutan had increased to 266 (↑5), of whom 158 were active, 102 had recovered and six had died, according to the tally of the Central Tibetan Administration as of Sep 14.

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Across the world the number of Covid-19 cases totaled 29,008,497 and the deaths 924,127, according to the tally of Johns Hopkins University as of 1:55 PM on Sep 14, 2020.

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