India overtakes Russia, records world's third highest Covid cases
Fresh cases have touch record highs on each of the past four days, starting with 22,045 infections reported on July 2.With the daily tally of infections in Assam (1,202 new cases) and Uttar Pradesh (1,155) crossing 1,000 for the first time, a record seven states reported cases in four figures on Sunday.
As usual, Maharashtra had the highest count of 6,555, its second-highest tally after new cases on Saturday had crossed 7,000.Apart from Assam and UP, Karnataka (1,925 fresh cases), Andhra Pradesh (998), Bengal (895), Gujarat (725) and Rajasthan (632) were among the states that recorded their highest single-day jump in cases.Scaling a new high, Uttar Pradesh reported 1,155 new infections in the past 24 hours.
Two weeks ago, these four districts together contributed 72% of total cases in Tamil Nadu.Gujarat in 24 hours ending 5 pm on Sunday recorded yet another highest daily tally of 725 cases — the sixth high registered in the past seven days – taking the total tally to 36,123.
In fact, the past week recorded 4,726 positive cases at the average of 675 cases daily – which is 13% of the total positive cases of Gujarat so far.The state also recorded 18 deaths, taking the state’s death toll to 1945.