Sharpest 5-day Rise In Covid-19 Cases In India In 10 Months
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Over the past five days, India has seen the sharpest surge in Covid-19 infections in at least the last 10 months, with the seven-day rolling average of daily cases rising by as much as 39% during this period. The count of daily cases almost touched 40,000 on March 18, with 39,670 fresh infections recorded over the past 24 hours. This was the highest single-day tally of cases since November 28 last year.

Maharashtra logged its highest-ever daily count of 25,833, while 15 other states/Union territories reported their highest single-day tallies since January or earlier. In the past five days, the seven-day average of daily cases has been growing by over 5% every day. The growth rates during this period have been 5.2%, 5.8%, 6.6%, 7.4%, and 8.7%. This is the sharpest rise in daily cases sustained over a period of five days in TOI’s records going back to the first week of May.


Deaths have also been rising but not at the same pace as the spurt in cases. India reported 154 fatalities from the virus on March 18, the third successive day of 150-plus toll in the country. The seven-day rolling average of daily deaths crossed 150 on March 18 for the first time since January 23. The silver lining was that March 18 Covid-19 deaths in the state were eight times lower than on September 11.

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https://health.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/industry/sharpest-5-day-rise-in-covid-19-cases-in-country-in-10-months/81579959
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