India records over 6,000 new cases every day since past 3 days

Maitri Porecha New Delhi | Updated on May 24, 2020

With 1,31,868 Covid cases, India surpasses China in terms of case count

For three days in a row, India has been recording more than 6,000 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours. Between May 23 and 24, 6,767 new cases were detected, of which 147 died. Between May 22 and 23, there were 6,654 new cases and 137 deaths. About 6,088 new cases and 148 casualties were recorded between May 21 and 22.

Cases have surged rapidly through the week, with India crossing the one-lakh mark on May 19. From 1,01,139 cases on May 19, India has added 30,729 cases in just four days to take the tally to 1,31,868 cases on May 24. Deaths as on May 19 stood at 3,163 and, over four days, there have been 704 new deaths to take the toll to 3,867.

According to the data compiled by Analytics division of Medical Education and Drugs Department of Maharashtra, globally, cases have crossed 50 lakh to touch 51,03,006 cases, while deaths have surpassed 3 lakh, taking the tally to 3,33, 401.

India, in its 17th week of the pandemic, has recorded over 1.31 lakh Covid-19 cases; US, 13.22 lakh; France 1.39 lakh cases; Japan 15,798 and China close to 84,450. India’s count of confirmed cases has now surpassed China’s.

The report also states that after the first hundred cases, India recorded 1.28 lakh cases after 114 days, while the same mark was crossed by US after 71 days, after 98 days in France, post 67 days in Italy, and post 65 days in Spain.

Mortality remains highest in West Bengal at 7.78 per cent with 269 deaths in 3,459 cases. Gujarat follows closely on its heels with 7.14 per cent mortality with 829 deaths in 13,664 cases. Madhya Pradesh has 281 deaths in 6371 cases (4.41 per cent mortality) and Maharashtra has 1577 deaths in 47,190 cases, a mortality rate of 3.34 per cent.

Published on May 24, 2020

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