Covid-19: Kerala remains worst-hit, Maharashtra distant second


Covid-19 : As fears of an oncoming third wave of the epidemic continue to grow, the country’s weekly tally has seen an upward trend, with new cases topping the 30,000 marks on more than one day.

Kerala, which has remained one of the worst-affected states, has added over half of the total cases. The health department’s most recent numbers show that the southern state had a decrease in new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, with 19,352 infections and 143 deaths reported during the day. Nonetheless, it accounted for more than half of the total of 30,773 cases reported across the country.

Several states have managed to reduce the number of new coronavirus infections, even though Kerala, followed by Maharashtra (a distant second), continued to contribute considerably to the national data. Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka are among the other top states that have made significant additions to the viral list.

According to the most recent data, 44,88,840 people have been affected in Kerala, with a death toll of 23,439. The state has reported 23,260 cases as of Friday, with a total of 35,662 cases reported nationwide. A total of 1,80,842 cases were active in the state. In addition, recoveries exceeded new cases, with 27,266 people cured of the virus, bringing the total to 42,83,963. Schools will return on November 1st, according to the state. The total lockdown on Sundays and the night curfew between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. will also be lifted.

Tamil Nadu is third on the list, with 1,653 new cases added, including a Maharashtra returnee, bringing the total number of cases to 26,43,683. With the deaths of 22 more persons, the disease’s death toll now stands at 35,310. In addition, recoveries were lower than new infections, with 1,581 patients discharged in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 25,91,480, leaving 16,893 active cases in the state. The majority of the illnesses were detected in four districts: Chennai (204), Coimbatore (201), Erode (139), and Chengalpet (101), with the rest, dispersed throughout the rest of the state.

In the list of top contributing states, Tamil Nadu is followed by Andhra Pradesh.

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