Corono cases rising in India

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India continues to record the most number of daily COVID-19 cases and fatalities in the world. India reported 3,69,957 new COVID-19 cases and 3,455 deaths as of 11:30 p.m. on May 2. The country has so far reported a total of 1,99,19,900 cases and 2,18,909 deaths.

Maharashtra reported 56,647 infections, accounting for more than 16% of the new cases, followed by Karnataka (37,773) and Kerala (31,959). Maharashtra also recorded the most number of casualties (669) on May 1, followed by Uttar Pradesh with 288 new deaths, and Karnataka with 217 casualties.

The figures do not include cases and deaths from Ladakh. The data are sourced from covid19india.org, an independent aggregator of daily COVID-19 figures.

As many as 18,04,954 samples were tested in the country on May 1, a reduction from the over 19 lakh samples that were tested on the previous day. A total of 29.01 crore samples have been tested in the country since the beginning of the pandemic last year.

The country accounts for one in every two infections and one in four deaths recorded worldwide every day.

The average cases in India are six times that of Brazil, which records the second most infections globally — over 58,400 cases. India also records 1.5 times more average deaths than Brazil, which records the second most deaths globally — over 2,300 deaths.

More than one lakh active cases in 12 States. 50,000 to one lakh active cases in 7 States,” says the Health Ministry in a press briefing.

“Less than 50,000 active cases in 17 states. Goa has positivity rate of 48.5% which is the highest.”

“Maharashtra, UP, Delhi, Rajasthan are among the areas showing continued plateauing/decrease in daily new cases. Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, AP, Haryana, Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha —-  States where daily new cases are rising.”

“Vaccine cover for people between 18-44 ( total doses given — 11.81 lakh). Overall 16.50 crores doses administered so far.”

Health Ministry has asked States to prioritise due beneficiaries of the 2nd vaccine dose and ensure that it is completed as scheduled.

“Use supplies of vaccines through central govt channel in 70:30 ratio for 2nd and 1st dose. Review and formulate strategy for such prioritisation.”

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