India’s Covid count world’s 3rd highest; nearly 25,000 cases on Sunday
NEW DELHI: India now has the third highest Covid-19 caseload in the world after overtaking Russia on Sunday, even as new infections in the country rose to another record high of nearly 25,000 during the day. India also recorded 421 new deaths from the vir s, taking the toll to over 2,300 in the five days of this month alone.
Total Covid-19 cases recorded in India were 6,97,887 late on Sunday, as per data collated from state go nments. During the course of the day, the count went past Russia’s current caseload of 6,81,251, as per the Worldometers website. With this, only the US and Brazil have recorded higher Covid-19 cases than India.
As many as 24,912 new cases were detected in India on Sunday, taking the count in the five days of July so far to over 1 lakh. June, which was so far the worst month of the pandemic in the country, had witnessed a little over 4 lakh cases. Fresh cases have touch record highs on each of the past four days, starting with 22,045 infections reported on July 2.
With the daily tally of infections in Assam (1,202 new cases) and Uttar Pradesh (1,155) crossing 1,000 for the first time, a record seven states reported cases in four figures on Sunday. As usual, Maharashtra had the highest count of 6,555, its second-highest tally after new cases on Saturday had crossed 7,000.
Apart from Assam and UP, Karnataka (1,925 fresh cases), Andhra Pradesh (998), Bengal (895), Gujarat (725) and Rajasthan (632) were among the states that recorded their highest single-day jump in cases.
Scaling a new high, Uttar Pradesh reported 1,155 new infections in the past 24 hours. With this, the total number of Covid cases in the state reached 28,061.
Assam registered an increase of 1,202 Covid-19 cases, including 782 in Kamrup (metro), late on Saturday night, in the biggest spike thus far, prompting the state go nment to restrict functioning of several go nment departments.
In Tamil Nadu, the number of new infections dropped below 2,000 cases for the second day in a row in Chennai, but the number of people testing positive for Covid-19 in other districts is on the rise.
On Sunday, Tamil Nadu reported 4,150 new cases. Of this, 56 % were from Chennai (1,713) and its three neighbouring districts — Kancheepuram (152), Tiruvallur (209) and Chengalpet (274). Two weeks ago, these four districts together contributed 72% of total cases in Tamil Nadu.
Telangana recorded seven deaths and 1,590 new cases of Covid-19, even as authorities said the vir s was again spreading in districts near Hyderabad. With the latest numbers, the coronavir s caseload now stands at 23,902, the seventh-highest among all states, while the death toll rose to 295.
State health authorities are con trating on Medchal and Ranga Reddy districts, which have seen a huge jump in cases.
BJP is slow poison. When 2024 ion comes, every indian will be depressed, hungry, unemployed and hardest lesson learnt.
At the time of ion bjp will bring in pakistan by planning a te rort attack or usual hindu template and all the idiots will ve for them and will never allow the country to grow.
Modi is a curse and there is no doubt about it. Stupid man has led us to economic disaster, then pandemic crises, and natural disasters like Cyclones and Locust attack. Now the stupid man has created border tension and unnecessary enemies like Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal and has proved useless ag inst real enemies like Pakistan and who walk into our country and kill our soldiers in Ladakh, Pulw, Uri, Pat kot yet he can only reply back on twitter.
Another historic milestone under the auspicious watch of our illiterate chaiw.
The great irony is Modi and ICMR are still saying 'there is no community transmission of Covid 19 in India'! A few days ago, Modi issued a statement saying UP was more successful than even Japan, Korea and Australia in controlling Covid 19 (the same UP where a senior IAS Officer was arrested because he revealed the secret that the Go nment was asking the Hospitals not to do Testing, so that no coronavir s can be recorded).
Congrats to India. Don't stop, shoot for the top spot. India is always the best in the world.
but feku was going to stop the spread of covid in 21 days ?
R Venkatesh Govind
Master stroke by Modi durbar.
Two idiots Trump and Modi leading the world to despair.
People ved feku not once but twice en masse without using their brains and proved justice Katju's words saying 90% Indians are idiots. How true indeed !
Modi always said he will make India number 1. He have achieved it now. Very soon in matter of few weeks he will do that! He has made all the sang parivars proud! Very soon like clap, singing go corono go and litting torch on the roof... modi will come up with nanga dancing idea to eliminate the vir s!
School and Education institution not opened but but Liquor Shops are open ...So everyone know Gts positions Sad Shame in fact..
by end of July we will take over Brazil for the second spot
India will win GOLD in this MARATHON
Modi failed inspire of draconian lockdown. Shame on him
Wow Modi Ji wow. If Modi is there anything is possible...
it seems like everyone will gets infection once. "survival for fittest"