India sets grim world record with 79k fresh cases in a day
NEW DELHI: India added nearly 79,000 fresh cases to its Covid-19 tally on Saturday, the highest single-day surge recorded in any country so far, taking the national caseload past the 3.5 million (35 lakh) mark amid an unprecedented spike in the pandemic numbers over the past seven days.
At 78,903 fresh cases, Saturday’s Covid-19 numbers in India went past the previous highest single-day count of 78,427 infections reported in the US on July 25, when that country was witnessing its biggest surge of the virus.
The rise in cases in India over the past week has been even sharper. The country has recorded 4,96,070 cases in seven days while going from a caseload of 30 lakh to 35 lakh, at an average of 70,867 cases per day. This is the highest number recorded during a seven-day period in the world, higher than the US’s worst spikes in the latter half of July.
The record addition of fresh cases on Saturday was in no small measure due to a massive rise in cases in Maharashtra, which reported as many as 16,867 fresh infections. This was a huge jump from the state’s previous highest of 14,888 recorded on August 26.
Other states which reported high numbers on Saturday were Andhra Pradesh (10,548, above 10,000 for the fourth day), Karnataka (8,324, above 8,000 for five days), Tamil Nadu (6,352) and Uttar Pradesh (5,684). Tamil Nadu daily count crossed 6,000 for the first time since July 29.
With daily cases soaring in recent days, the pool of active cases has seen a sharp rise. Active cases have increased by nearly 49,000 in the past four days to 7,66,226. Recoveries rose by 64,681 on Saturday to 27,06,861, as per data collated from state go nments.
The day’s deaths from the virus were recorded at 945, the toll dropping below 1,000 for the first time in five days.
On the 174th day of the Covid-19 outbreak, Maharashtra breached the 7.5 lakh case tally by registering its highest single-day caseload of 16,867. Mumbai – once the worst hotspot in the country that has been stable for three months – too counted higher-than-usual numbers at 1,432 cases.
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Yes Modi has totally failed.
Instead of leading from front he is relaxing and feeding peacocks
Shame on you Indian Government. Modi is enjoying his luxrious life and people are suffering
When the cases were 500, Modiji acted looking so tensed...Now when we are inching towards 100k cases daily, he is keeping mum and feeding peacock....Wah Wah Modiji....fallen flat against invisible enemy....
When the cases were five hundred you and your types were cursing Modi and chasing the doctors, attacking and misbehaving with nurses. Now that fresh cases are touching new heights everyday, all you can do is curse Modi!
Well done Modiji. You have achieved it. Entire country is proud of you.
Pappu for PM!!
Dhruva Sen Gupta
Everyday is a new record, yet everyone's head is held high. Yet, all Indians are so proud of their "achievements".
Seems Modi govt has given up on COVID control! Given up on economy, given up on jobs, given up on India.
Welcome to new India. Modi jii enjoying with peacock and doing only Fekugirii. Our health minister is enjoying with fake datas. Now metros will be open more than 100 people can gather wow. We will be number 1. With everyday cases of 1 lakh.
A complete and utter failure by this govt. Almost every country in the world, even Pakistan and Bangladesh have flattened the curve a long time back. Yet here, they're still setting records for cases per day.
It's an act of God..
Laxmanan Swamidoss Mohandoss
Our great P.M. boasted that India was showing to the world how to contain pandemic,what happened now?
Congratulation Modji for your great leadership we set world record with 79K fresh cases in a day.
Let fekuji and his friend can celebrate it as BJP's greatest achievement. Feku is doing everything opposite and landed up huge mess.
Wow another record created by Fenku.
At least they should try to learn from other countries that have managed to control the spread of Covid-19, if they dont have their own ideas. Blaming it on people in itself is a failure of the govt.
Total failure of govt strategy. Unlock was biggest mistake
This is a shameful testimony to the incompetence of the Modi go nment.
Dindukurthi Rk Babu
Unless people take precautionary and preventive measures, no govt can help. Not even God.
Another masterstroke of Modi ji.
Actual number of cases are atleast 10 times more.