India logs 19,000 fresh Covid cases, sees slight increase in last 2 days | India News


On Wednesday, India saw 19,156 new covid cases and 245 deaths. Over the past two days, there has been a slight increase in cases. It can be the usual effect of weekdays (cases tend to increase after Monday) or due to the ongoing Durga puja.
Only a handful of districts now report more than 100 cases a day. Currently, only 28 districts have reported more than 100 new cases. The districts of Ernakulam, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram and Thrissur in Kerala topped the list with more than a thousand cases each. Among the state’s 14 districts, four reported more than 1,000 cases, while the count ranged from 500 to 1,000 for eight other districts. Wayanad reported 387 cases, while the numbers were 250 for Kasaragod.
In Karnataka, Bengaluru Urban is the only district that reported more than 100 cases on Wednesday. Similarly, the Ahmednagar, Mumbai, Pune, Raigadh and Thane districts of Maharashtra reported more than a hundred cases today. On Mizoram, the case count was over 100 for Aizwal, while Khordha district in Odisha also reported over 100 cases. Tami Nadu had three such districts: Chengalpattu, Chennai and Coimbatore, while Kolkata and North 24 Parganas in West Bengal were also on the list.
In general Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil nadu and Mizoram were the only states to report more than 1,000 cases today. The numbers were highest for Kerala, which reported 11,079 cases and was followed by Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Mizoram in that order. The case count was over 500 for West Bengal, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. Many large states including Haryana, Madhya pradesh, Rajasthan and Bihar reported fewer than 20 new cases today.
Kerala also reported the highest death toll with the virus claiming 123 lives. The toll was 49 for Maharashtra and 19 for Tamil Nadu. West Bengal reported 11 deaths, while the tally was 10 for Karnataka. These five were the only states to report double-digit deaths on Wednesday.

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