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Tuesday, 22 June 2021 11.02 PM IST

Record 4,205 covid deaths in India in 24 hours, total crosses 2.5 lakh

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​​​​​​NEW DELHI: India lost 4,205 people to the coronavirus pandemic in the last 24 hours, said the government data released on Wednesday morning. This is the highest-ever death count that India has ever seen in a single day since the pandemic began in 2020. This is the third time in the span of 10 days that India has officially recorded over 4,000 deaths in 24 hours. India had seen over 4,000 deaths on May 8. On May 9, the second day in a row, India reported 4,092 deaths.

Maharashtra topped the tally again with over 800 deaths. Other states such as Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Karnataka have also reported over 200 deaths per day.


As far as the fresh cases are concerned, the tally saw a marginal increase in comparison with yesterday. 3.48 lakh new Covid-19 infections were recorded in the last 24 hours, the health bulletin said. While the overall tally has seen a slight ebb, the state-wise Covid tracker shows, the situation has not improved. Over 500 districts are reporting over a 10% positivity rate. There are 13 states that have 100,000 active corona cases.

Meanwhile, there is a relief for Delhi-NCR as the National Capital Delhi has shown improvement with a positivity rate dipping to 17.7%. The big question is – Has Covid second wave peaked and is now receding? Experts are divided. Some say that the previous mathematical models, as well as clinical studies, had predicted the second wave peaking in mid-May and then the numbers would be on a downward trajectory subsequently. But the fine print is – data accuracy. The World Health Organization has said that the numbers reported by India and other South-East Asia nations are underestimated.

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