Covid-19: 25% of all active cases detected in the last 3 days

NEW DELHI: Covid-19 count crossed 40,000 in the country with new infections hitting another new high on Sunday, the third in as many days, as Delhi (427 new infections), Gujarat (374), (330), (266 ), Haryana (66) and J&k(35)reportedtheirbiggestjumpincasesinasingleday.

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itisworryingthatthenumberofcaseshasincreasedsignificantlyinthelastthreedaysofthesecondphaseoftheblockade,justbeforerestrictionsinmanypartsofthecountryareeased.newcasesonsundayroseto2,667,breakingsaturday'srecordof2,564,evenasthehardesthitstate,maharashtra,continuedtoreportadropincases.thestaterecorded678newcases,downfrom790thepreviousday,andsignificantlylessthanthepeakof1,008onfriday.

thecountryhasnowregistered42,456cases,ofwhich11,442haverecoveredand1,390havedied,accordingtothelatestdatacollectedfromstategovernments.

therecordincreaseincasesindelhicomesatatimewhenthestategovernmentiscontemplatingrelaxingrestrictionstoprepareforanewnormal.with427newcases,delhi'stotalcovid-19counthastouched4,549,withthedeathtollat64.

theincreaseininfectionswasmostdramaticinpunjab,whosenewcasesnearlydoubledinoneday.inthepasttwodays,punjab'scovid-19countincreasednearly200%,from585casesonfridayto1,102onsunday,mainlyduetopilgrimsreturningfrompositivenandedtestsfrommaharashtra.onsunday,thesepilgrimsmadeup324ofthe330newcases.punjabhasnowachievedtheunwanteddistinctionofbecomingthefirststateintheregionandthetenthinthecountrytocrossthefour-digitmark.thenumberisexpectedtorisesharplyastheresultsof5,140testsarepending,authoritiessaid.

haryana,wherethecovid-19crisissofarhadbeenlimited,alsowitnessedalargeincreaseincases,with66reportedonsunday.sofartherehavebeenfivecovid-19deaths.amongthenewpatients,fouraredoctorsinsonipat,fourarejournalistsinpanipat,andfourareanganwadikendraworkersinjind.

withacountof73cases,faridabadhasovertakengurgaon,whichhasreported72cases,asthemostaffecteddistrictinharyana.

threepeoplediedascovid-19inrajasthanbroughtthestatedeathtollto71,while114otherstestedpositiveforthediseaseinthestateonsunday,takingthecovid-19countto2,886.

gujarat,thesecondmostaffectedstateinthecountry,recorded374newcasesand28deaths,bothhighestinasingledayforthestate.ofthis,ahmedabadalonereported274newcasesand23deaths.thestate'stotalcounthasnowreached5,428anditsdeathtollis290.

tamilnaduisanotherstatewhereasharppeakwasseenincases.thesouthernstateregistered266newcases,bringingitscountto3,023.andhrapradeshreported58newcasesonsunday,bringingthecountto1583.

intelangana,21newcasesofcovid-19wereregistered,bringingthetotalcountinthestateto1,082.itwasadayofreliefsincenopositivecasewasreportedinthestate.todate,499positivecaseshavebeenreportedinthestate,ofwhich401havebeendischarged.overall,morethan11,000peoplehaverecoveredinthecountry,representingalmost26%ofthetotalnumberofpeopleaffectedbythedisease.

jammuandkashmirrecorded35newcovid-19casesbringingtheircountto701.thenumberofcovid-19casesinbiharhasnowreached517with36morepeople,includingtwocancerpatients,testingpositiveforthedisease.

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