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The Scare Of Coronavirus Continues: Grim Milestones Of Covid Pandemic India Crossed Recently

Coronavirus cases in India continues to increase on a daily basis, here’s a look at some of the grim milestones of COVID-19 pandemic the country crossed recently

The Scare Of Coronavirus Continues: Grim Milestones Of Covid Pandemic India Crossed Recently

New Delhi: On a daily basis, coronavirus cases in India are reaching a new high, the country is bearing the brunt of a new wave fanned by crowded election rallies, religious festivals and cavalier attitudes. All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) chief Dr Randeep Guleria says, “There is a loss of Covid-appropriate behaviour. Now people feel that the pandemic is over because vaccines are here. So they fail to wear masks. We see large crowds gathering – again without masks. Many of these crowded events have become super-spreading events.”

He further said that there is nothing the country can do to stop this spike unless people follow appropriate behaviour and get quickly vaccinated.

Also Read: COVID-19 Pandemic Long Way From Over, Virus And Its Variants Can Be Stopped: WHO Chief

Here is a look at some of the grim milestones of COVID pandemic that India crossed recently:

1. On April 12 (Monday), India overtook Brazil once again to become the second-worst hit country in terms of COVID-19 infection in the world. At 1.35 crore COVID-19 cases so far, India crossed Brazil’s 1.34 crore tally but remains behind America’s 3.12 crore.

2. On April 12, India recorded 1,68,912 new COVID-19 infections (in 24 hours), which was the highest ever since the pandemic began in the country, according to the data by health ministry of India.

3. As per the data by the health ministry, the total number of deaths because of COVID-19 in India crossed 1.7 lakh on April 13. Currently, India is in the fourth spot in the COVID death tally behind the US, Brazil and Mexico.

4. If we talk about the active cases, it has hit a new high recently. As of April 13, the active cases in the country surpassed the 12-lakh mark, the highest-ever. The COVID cases were above one million in September last year but started declining after that. The recent resurgence has once again shot up the number of active COVID-19 cases in the country. According to the data by the health ministry of India, today (April 13) is the seventh straight day the country has reported over one lakh coronavirus cases and the third consecutive day to record over 1.5 lakh infections in a grim and unprecedented surge.

5. The spike in coronavirus cases is being reported from as many as eight states in India – a first this year. On April 13, Pune crossed 1 lakh active cases; whereas, Mumbai was almost at 1 lakh and Bengaluru crossed 50,000. The positivity rate of the country has climbed to 10.7 per cent from an all-time low of 1.47 per cent on February 13. The high positivity rate of tests underlines the severity of the second wave in India.

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The Health Ministry’s data shows that the positivity rate has jumped more than 3.5 times in four weeks in the country, highlighting the massing COVID-19 surge that have pushed India’s daily cases to all-time highs.

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World

22,70,55,138Cases
18,97,86,461Active
3,25,98,424Recovered
46,70,253Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 22,70,55,138 and 46,70,253 have died; 18,97,86,461 are active cases and 3,25,98,424 have recovered as on September 17, 2021 at 5:36 am.

India

3,33,81,728 34,403Cases
3,39,0563,867Active
3,25,98,424 37,950Recovered
4,44,248 320Deaths
In India, there are 3,33,81,728 confirmed cases including 4,44,248 deaths. The number of active cases is 3,39,056 and 3,25,98,424 have recovered as on September 17, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,11,525 3,595

52,893 310

63,20,310 3,240

1,38,322 45

Kerala

44,46,228 22,182

1,86,754 4,559

42,36,309 26,563

23,165 178

Karnataka

29,65,191 1,108

16,202 282

29,11,434 808

37,555 18

Tamil Nadu

26,40,361 1,693

16,756 120

25,88,334 1,548

35,271 25

Andhra Pradesh

20,34,786 1,367

14,708 105

20,06,034 1,248

14,044 14

Uttar Pradesh

17,09,628 23

193 11

16,86,549 11

22,886 1

West Bengal

15,59,567 707

8,025 25

15,32,922 725

18,620 7

Delhi

14,38,373 28

409 5

14,12,880 22

25,084 1

Odisha

10,18,298 580

5,335 105

10,04,845 681

8,118 4

Chhattisgarh

10,04,988 31

352 2

9,91,077 29

13,559

Rajasthan

9,54,230 4

103 1

9,45,173 5

8,954

Gujarat

8,25,677 22

149 0

8,15,446 22

10,082

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,374 7

119 5

7,81,738 12

10,517

Haryana

7,70,697 9

327 8

7,60,562 17

9,808

Bihar

7,25,864 12

72 6

7,16,134 6

9,658

Telangana

6,62,785 259

5,282 43

6,53,603 301

3,900 1

Punjab

6,01,180 30

314 11

5,84,399 38

16,467 3

Assam

5,97,074 468

5,381 15

5,85,914 479

5,779 4

Jharkhand

3,48,102 6

102 8

3,42,867 14

5,133

Uttarakhand

3,43,330 20

284 12

3,35,657 32

7,389

Jammu And Kashmir

3,27,466 170

1,421 72

3,21,630 98

4,415

Himachal Pradesh

2,16,430 127

1,568 82

2,11,215 206

3,647 3

Goa

1,75,183 95

699 1

1,71,195 96

3,289

Puducherry

1,25,170 107

963 63

1,22,380 42

1,827 2

Manipur

1,17,913 216

2,614 7

1,13,478 219

1,821 4

Tripura

83,787 31

427 26

82,553 56

807 1

Meghalaya

78,958 229

1,804 140

75,784 86

1,370 3

Mizoram

76,591 1,121

13,888 85

62,449 1,202

254 4

Chandigarh

65,168 4

31 2

64,319 2

818

Arunachal Pradesh

53,990 47

536 9

53,183 56

271

Sikkim

30,802 64

775 28

29,648 36

379

Nagaland

30,763 32

505 14

29,610 44

648 2

Ladakh

20,631 6

41 1

20,383 5

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,670

5 0

10,661

4

Lakshadweep

10,353

4 0

10,298

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,595 3

15 2

7,451 1

129

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