After 11 successive weeks of decline, Covid-19 cases in India surged again this week. Covid cases rose by 35% over the previous seven days’ numbers, on the back of a spike in infections in the contiguous states of Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. However, the overall case numbers remain low and, so far, the surge seems restricted to the three states. India recorded around 6,610 fresh cases in the week up from a count of 4,900 in the previous seven days.
Kerala had reported 2,185 covid cases last week, nearly a third of the national total.
Although around 7,010 cases were reported in the previous week. Kerala’s cases have been deducted from the total for the purpose of comparison since the state has stopped issuing Covid data from the current week. Kerala had reported 2,185 cases last week, nearly a third of the national total. Deaths from the virus continue to decline in the country with only 27 new fatalities recorded during the week. The lowest in over two years since March 23-29, 2020. Last week, 54 deaths were reported, 13 in Kerala.
All three states witnessing a surge in infections saw fresh cases more than double in the space of a week. Delhi logged by far the highest count of new cases at 2,307. A rise of 145% over last week’s tally of 943. The capital accounted for more than a third of all cases reported in the country. In Haryana, weekly cases surged to 1,119, up 118% from the previous week’s count of 514. Uttar Pradesh reported a 141% spike in numbers, with 540 cases this week as opposed to 224 in the last. In both states, a majority of the new cases were being reported from NCR cities adjoining Delhi, such as Gurgaon, Noida and Ghaziabad.