Covid-19: 295 deaths, highest in single day, across India
NEW DELHI: India witnessed its highest single-day death toll in the Covid-19 pandemic so far, with 295 fatalities reported on Friday, while the count of fresh infections remained over 9,000 for the second straight day.
With this, the country’s total number of Covid-19 cases went past Italy’s count of 2,34,531, taking India to the sixth spot among countries with the highest caseloads of the vir s. India’s cumulative count of Covid-19 cases stood at 2,36,117 (after adding 7,610 cases not assigned to any state, as per the health ministry website), according to data from state go nments.
Deaths from the vir s zoomed on Friday after Maharashtra reported as many as 139 fatalities, a bulk of the deaths having occurred earlier. Likewise, Delhi reported 58 deaths and Gujarat 35, while Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh counted 12 each and Bengal reported 11.
Given current trends, India is set to rise to the fifth place in the list of Covid-hit countries on Saturday, overtaking Spain. For the second consecutive day, India had Thursday reported the third highest number of new cases in the world, ahead of Russia and behind just Brazil and the US.
Among states, Maharashtra continued to report by far the highest number of fresh infections at 2436, although the number was nearly 500 less than the count on Thursday.
At least six states — Tamil Nadu (1,438 new cases), Gujarat (510), Uttar Pradesh (502), Bengal (427), Chhattisgarh (106) and Jharkhand (96) — registered their highest single-day rise in cases. Besides, the surge in infections continued in Delhi, which recorded 1,330 fresh cases, Haryana (316), Madhya Pradesh (234), J&K (182) and Rajasthan (222).
The 139 deaths reported by Maharashtra was its highest single-day toll so far since the outbreak. With this addition, Maharashtra's total death toll was 2849. In the last three days, the state has reported a total of 384 deaths. As per the state go nment, of the 139 deaths reported on Friday, 27 deaths have occurred in the last two days, while the remaining 112 deaths were from April 21 to June 2.
Maharashtra added 2436 new cases on Friday and breached the 80,000 mark for cases and had a total of 80,229 cases. Mumbai equalled its record of highest number of Covid deaths in a 24-hour period with 54 fatalities reported on Friday. The civic offi als announced that the doubling rate of the viral cases had improved to 20 days from 12 days on May 15.
Ker for the first time crossed the three-digit mark in the number of positive cases on a single day, with as many as 111 positive cases reported on Friday. Taking into account the seriousness of the situation, chief minister arayi Vijayan said that the state go nment had decided to begin rapid antibody tests from Saturday for which the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) had supplied 14,000 kits.
“Experts have pointed out that we are on the verge of community spread. With the begng of the antibody tests we will be able to find out the exact position,” the CM said.
With Feku, we will top the list very soon. Bhakt will count this achievement.
First of all Modiji should stop giving money to Australia, England and America. We don't have money to build toilets in India and we want to help Australia to build roads. What a joke! No wonder WHO and foreign leaders are saying Modi hai tho Mumkin hai...
Don't worry its just starting. It seems our go nment wants India to be in the top spot so they have opened malls, temples etc. . Today I just watch the conditions of people in Delhi how worst its going day by day my god. We are just heading towards USA and Brazil trend now. Only GOD can save us now.
But our PM handled the crisis well.He is making India the world leader.One day we will cross USA also.
Fakkender target is 5 trillion case in india
The only achievement of fekus utter nonsense governance of 6 years!
cases are rising at a faster pace, now that testing has been increased ... imagine how many more infected people may be roaming around taking crocin for bringing down temperature, and spreading the vir s to more people. the end of lockdown is making everything come alive and people are mingling in marketplace like nothing ever happened.
Under Modi's 'strong' leadership, India is marching ahead of its South Asian neighbors in COVID19!
Tomorrow Modi and the bhakts will celebrate as we have now moved into the league of developed nations.
Very soon it will become the highest. Feku deserves congratulations.
Has the Feeku been tested for coronavir s? He looks sick and worn out!
India already overtook the USA long before, it's just that we don't have enough testing capacity. As testing capacity increased, cases are increasing at a bullet speed.
Now India will climb up 2nd or we will overtake US.
In most other countries there is a DECLINING trend. But in INDIA, the graph is still rising EXPONENTIALLY.
Sayed Kamran Nasir
Another master stroke by Feku
We will be on no.4 after a week. And no.2 after a month at current rate.
Please let me speak
Modi should resign..
mind my words , the numbers will reach 2 million very soon
Tomorrow it'll be 5th highest,
In 10 days 2nd highest.
In a 1.5 months,
Please let me speak
Great achivement if modi govenment.