New Delhi: The Corona epidemic continues to spread across India. The number of cases is constantly increasing day by day. The speed with which these infections are increasing is a matter of concern.
According to the new data recorded on Saturday, the number of infected people has crossed the 2.5 lakh mark. About 1,500 people died of the disease in a single day in the country. On Saturday, 2,60,810 cases were reported in India, a sharp increase of 11.5 percent over the previous day’s 2.34 lakhs.
The death toll from this deadly virus is increasing rapidly. Four days after crossing the 1,000 mark for the first time after 2 October, around 1,500 people fell prey to this deadly virus. Daily deaths from the virus rose sharply, with the toll crossing 1,300 for the first time on Friday.
According to the WorldMeter, a record 2,60,553 new cases of corona were reported in the country in the 24 hours till 12 o’clock on Saturday night, raising the total number of coronas in the country to 1,47,82,461. This is the highest number of new infections a day since the onset of the epidemic. This is the first time that more than 2.5 lakh new cases were registered.
Record cases of deaths were reported for the second consecutive day. In the first wave of Corona, the highest death toll in a day was 1290, which was recorded on 16 September. But the figure has already been broken a day earlier, with 1341 new infected. At present, the total death toll from the epidemic in the country has increased to 1,77,168. With this, the number of patients in Corona has increased to about 18 lakhs. The number of under-treated patients was recorded to be 17,95,278 which is about 12.14 percent of the total cases of infection.
Out of the corona patients received daily in the country, 58.5 per cent are in only four states. These include Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Chhattisgarh. Maharashtra recorded the highest number of 67,123 cases. This was followed by 27,334 in Uttar Pradesh, 24375 in Delhi, 16,083 in Chhattisgarh and 17489 in Karnataka.
Of the 1493 people who died during 24 hours in the country, the maximum 419 are from Maharashtra. During this period 167 people from Delhi, 159 from Chhattisgarh, 120 from UP, 97 from Gujarat, 80 from Karnataka, 66 from Madhya Pradesh and 62 from Punjab have died. 78.36 percent of the total deaths are from these eight states.
The Health Ministry said on Saturday that 79.32 percent of new cases of corona virus in the country came from 10 states and union territories, including Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. In 24 hours, Maharashtra has the highest number of new cases of 63,729 and Uttar Pradesh 27,360 and Delhi has 19,486 new cases. Of the total under-treated patients in the country, 65.02 percent are in Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala. Maharashtra alone accounts for 38.09 per cent of the total under-treated patients in the country.