New Delhi: West Bengal is recording a massive surge in Covid cases amid an eight-phase assembly election. The state has recorded nearly four-fold increase in cases from 1 April (1,274 cases) to 13 April (4,511 cases).
Although the number of active Covid-19 cases in West Bengal is lower compared to the last peak, the fresh wave is steeper than the state’s last peak.
Active cases in India increased to 12,64,698 Tuesday — the highest since the beginning of the pandemic. Over five per cent of the total active cases in the world are currently in India.
Over the last 24 hours, 1,61,736 people tested positive for Covid-19 across the country. There was a slight dip in the number of new cases compared to Monday.
Test positivity rate
The test positivity for India over the last 24 hours increased to 11.5 per cent. Positivity above 10 per cent indicates that testing is not sufficient. Meanwhile, the overall positivity, calculated over the course of the pandemic, has also increased to 5.2 per cent.
Number of deaths
As many as 879 people in the country died of Covid-19 over the last 24 hours. This brings the country’s total Covid-19 toll to 1,71,058 — which is nearly six per cent of the total number of deaths reported worldwide.
Punjab’s case-fatality rate reduced further to 2.73 — which is still the highest in the country. Maharashtra’s CFR reduced to 1.68 while that of Sikkim is 2.12. The overall CFR for India is now 1.25 per cent.
The rapid drop in fatality rate can be attributed to the rise in active case numbers.
In the last 24 hours, 40,04,521 vaccine doses were delivered across the country. So far, 10,85,33,085 vaccine doses have been administered in India.
As many as 1,34,90,046 people have received both doses of the vaccine in India so far.
In the last 24 hours, 14,00,122 Covid-19 tests were carried out across 1,230 government laboratories and 1,223 private laboratories. Over 25.9 crore tests have been carried out in the country since the beginning of the pandemic.
As many as 97,168 patients have been discharged from Covid-19 hospitals across India in the last 24 hours. This brings the total number of recoveries since the beginning of the pandemic to 1,22,53,697.
As many as 1,36,89,453 people in India have been infected with Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. The largest number of cases so far have been reported from Maharashtra, followed by Kerala and Karnataka.
States with highest active cases
Active cases in Maharashtra reduced slightly to 5,66,278 Monday, with 51,751 new cases reported from the state since yesterday.
A total of 34,58,996 people from Maharashtra have been infected with Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. Of these, 58,245 people have died, with 258 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.
Chhattisgarh reported 13,576 new cases of Covid 19 in the last 24 hours — the highest in the state since the beginning of the pandemic. This takes the number of active cases in the state to 98,856.
A total of 4,56,873 cases were detected from the state since the beginning of the pandemic. As many as 132 Covid-19 patients have died in the state in the last 24 hours, which takes the Covid-19 death toll to 5,031.
Uttar Pradesh reported 13,604 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. This takes the total number of active cases in the state up to 81,576. A total of 7,05,619 people in the state have reported to be Covid-19 positive since the beginning of the pandemic.
The state’s Covid-19 death toll increased to 9,224, with 72 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.
Active cases in Karnataka increased to 76,004, with 9,579 new cases reported in the last 24 hours.
A total of 10,74,869 Covid-19 cases have been reported from the state since the beginning of the pandemic.
With 52 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the death toll increased to 12,941.
In Kerala, active Covid-19 cases increased to 47,914, with 5,692 new cases reported in the last 24 hours.
This takes the total number of cases detected from the state to 11,72,882 since the beginning of the pandemic. With 11 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the state’s Covid-19 death toll increased to 4,794.