Latest Coronavirus News India: India’s gruesome second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has turned out and proved to be much deadlier than we think it is, as the country recorded nearly 4,13,000 cases and 3,980 deaths in worst ever single day record. This is the worst ever recorded day since April 30th, when the cases first happened to cross the 4-lakh mark.
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Covid-19 Cases in India:
On April 30th, the country recorded 4,02,351 cases and on May 6th recorded 4,12,784. It has to be noted that the rise in cases in were recorded despite a reduced number of tests at only 15.4 lakh tests from 16.6 lakhs tests the previous day and 19.4 lakhs the previous week. This has to be definitely alarming as the country recorded its highest number even though testing has dropped.
The test positivity rate for the last three days has climbed to 24.4%, more than 2% more than the last three days in the past week. Test Positivity Rate shows the existence of infected patients among a number of tested samples and a higher TPR now shows us that potentially a lot of infected patients are yet undetected among the population outside the tested samples.
On the other hand, deaths due to COVID-19 have also reached 4,000 with just 20 less. Five states in the country have contributed much with their respective highest death tolls in the country. Maharashtra – 920, Uttar Pradesh – 357, Karnataka – 346, Punjab – 182, Haryana – 181 and Tamil Nadu – 167.
Active cases in India have crossed the 35-lakh mark with adding 78,000 recently to the cases. On the other hand, recoveries from the disease have also grown rapidly. Karnataka became the second state in India after Maharashtra to reach a number of 50,000+ cases in a single day after Wednesday’s. Maharashtra recorded 57,000+ cases on Wednesday.
12 States and UTs across India are showing an upward surge in daily recorded cases Kerala – 41,953 fresh, Tamil Nadu – 23,310, Bengal -18,102, Punjab – 8,015, Uttarakhand – 7,783, Assam – 4,826, J&K – 4,716, Himachal – 3,842, Goa – 3,496, Puducherry – 1,819 and Mizoram – 238.