With recent cases hitting a 168-day excessive of 68,266 on Sunday as Maharashtra reported a document 40,414 cases, India logged over 3.9 lakh cases from March 22 to twenty-eight, the best because the Oct 12-18 week (4.3 lakh.)
Last 1m of complete 12m Covid cases got here in simply 35 days
Last week (March 15-21) had seen a 67% surge with cases growing by over 1 lakh as in comparison with the earlier week. Together, the final weeks have seen the worst surge in cases because the starting of the pandemic. The case rely has tripled in the previous three weeks as 1.17 lakh cases have been recorded throughout March 1-7, lower than a 3rd of the present week’s tally of three,93,056, as per TOI’s Covid database.
India’s complete Covid-19 caseload crossed 12 million (1.2 crore) on Sunday. With pandemic numbers on the rise once more, the final a million cases got here in 35 days, almost half the time taken for the earlier a million (65 days).
Active cases of the virus additionally topped 5 lakh, with a document single-day rise of 35,703 on Sunday. This was the fastestever rise of 1 lakh energetic cases, with the rely rising from 4 lakh to five lakh in simply three days. Deaths have been on the rise as effectively. The present week’s dying toll of 1,875 was not simply the best this yr but in addition a 51% improve over the earlier week’s fatalities — the sharpest improve but in the weekly fatality rely.
Meanwhile, Karnataka grew to become the fourth state in March to put up over 3,000 recent cases in a day.