Covid-19: 3,286 deaths in 24 hours push toll past 2 lakh | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: It’s official. Covid has killed more than 2 lakh Indians; 3,286 have died in the last 24 hours.
Covid’s official death toll has crossed 2 lakh in India as both cases and deaths continue to rise at an alarming rate.
For the first time since the beginning of the outbreak, India saw more than 3,000 deaths on a single day.
There were 3,62,770 fresh cases and 3,286 deaths reported in the past 24 hours — both being the highest so far.
Tuesday was also the seventh day in a row when India reported over 3 lakh cases and the eighth continuous day when deaths exceeded 2,000.
A country-wise comparison shows that the USA has seen maximum covid deaths so far and the virus so far has killed 5.72 lakh people in that country.
Brazil is the second with 3.92 lakh deaths while Mexico has seen 2.15 lakh covid related deaths.
India’s death toll of 2,01,106 is the world’s fourth-worst. Apart from them, there are four other countries — UK, Italy, Russia and France that have seen over lakh death since the beginning of the pandemic.
On the day that breached the previous record of cases, 11 states and UTs reported their highest single-day case count. This includes Kerala (32,819), West Bengal (16,403), Tamil Nadu (15,830), Gujarat (14,352), Haryana (11,931), Telangana (10,122), Uttarakhand (5,703), J&K (3,164), Himachal Pradesh (2,157), Puducherry (1,021) and Chandigarh that reported 837 cases on Tuesday. Overall 15 states have reported over 10,000 cases in the past 24 hours.
Maharashtra is leading the list with 66,358 cases and is followed by UP, Kerala and Karnataka- each reporting over 30,000 cases.
The national capital reported 24,149 cases and was followed by West Bengal and Rajasthan — both reporting more than 16,000 cases on Tuesday. The case count was between 10,000-15,000 for Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana, Andhra and Telangana. Odisha, Jharkhand, Punjab and Uttarakhand reported about 6,000 cases while the case count was between 1,000 and 3,000 for J&K, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Goa and Puducherry.
There were 13 smaller states and UTs reported less than 1000 cases on Tuesday. Nine states reported over a hundred deaths on Tuesday. With 895 deaths Maharashtra topped the list and it was followed by Delhi where Covid has killed 381 people in the past 24 hours.
UP and Chhattisgarh reported over 200 deaths while Karnataka, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Punjab reported over a hundred deaths on Tuesday. MP, Uttarakhand, Bihar and Haryana saw between 80 to 100 deaths in the past 24 hours while the count was between 50-80 for Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

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