The number of deaths reached 8,498, after an increase of 9.7% in the last two days. This figure is faster than that of the previous 48 hours, when it had risen by 8.5%.
This week the mortality rate increased by 19% and the number of cases by 16%.
The number of deaths in India has almost doubled in the past 17 days. The number of infections is now twice as high as 16 days ago, and given the growth rate in that period could reach 350,000 on Tuesday.
The continuing increase in the number of cases is a major challenge for India’s limited medical capacity and overstretched healthcare system.
Despite a much slower doubling of cases than in the previous epidemic, new infections and deaths are now rising faster in India than in most other severely affected countries. Of the countries with more than 4,000 deaths, India recorded the second largest increase in confirmed cases and the largest increase in deaths last week. There are now more cases of coronavirus in India than in Great Britain.
With 3,590 deaths, Maharashtra has the highest mortality rate to date as a result of Covid-19, followed by Gujarat (1385), Delhi (1085), West Bengal (442) and Madhya Pradesh (431). These five states are currently responsible for 82% of all covidemia-related deaths in India. In the past seven days Hariana, Delhi and Tamil Nadu have seen the highest number of deaths.
The mortality rate in this case is very different. Gujarat has the highest mortality rate (6.3 percent), followed by West Bengal, where 4.5 percent of people who tested positive for the coronavirus died. It is followed by Madhya Pradesh with 4.2%. The mortality rate in India is 2.9%. Of all the states where deaths occurred, the lowest percentages were in Tripura (0.1 percent), Assam (0.1 percent) and Odisha (0.3 percent).
It should be noted that the quality of data on cases and deaths varies between countries and regions, due to factors such as different testing standards and protocols for recording deaths related to covide.
In Maharashtra, 47,980 patients are treated, most of them in the country, followed by Delhi with 20,871 active patients and Tamil Nadu with 17,662 patients. Gujarat ranks fourth with 5,546 active cases and West Bengal fifth with 5,338 active cases. Of the 141,842 active cases in India on Friday morning, 69% came from the five largest states combined and 81% from the top ten states. Active cases exclude death and resettlement from the list of confirmed cases.
Currently 147,195 patients (48%) have been released in India. In India there are now more patients who have recovered than active cases.
Of the 10 Allied states and territories with the most active cases, Haryana, Tamil Nadu and Delhi recorded the highest percentage increase in the last seven days.
The districts of Mumbai, Chennai, Taneh, Pune and Ahmedabad have seen the largest increase in confirmed cases in the last two days. These five districts account for 46% of new cases in this period, according to data collected last night by howindialives.com. Other areas where there has been an increase in the last two days are Gurughram in Haryan, Kanchepuram in Tamil Nadu and Hyderabad in Telangan.
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The source: Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, State Ministries of Health, national/regional publications.
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The source: NDMA, Ministries of Health, national/regional publications
To date, 339 districts in the country have died. Of all the districts, Mumbai (1954) recorded the highest number of deaths, followed by Ahmedabad (1117) in Gujarat, Pun (444) and Tan (415) in Maharashtra and Calcutta (279) in West Bengal. These five districts are currently responsible for 58 percent of deaths in the country.
Chennai (278) in Tamil Nadu, Indore (162) in Madhya Pradesh, Aurangabad (124) in Maharashtra, Jaipur (121) in Rajasthan and Jalgaon (120) in Maharashtra are the other areas with the highest toll. The ten largest districts are responsible for 69 percent of all deaths in the country. Restrictive data for Delhi are not available and are therefore not included in this list.
The number of coronavirus infections is likely to continue to increase in the coming days as the number of tests in India continues to increase. According to the Indian Medical Research Council, more than 5.36 million samples have so far been tested, 150,305 of which in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus cases worldwide has exceeded 7.5 million, more than 420,000 people have died and the number of recoveries has exceeded 3.5 million (47%).
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