35% jump in weekly cases of Kovid-19 in India, Delhi and NCR cities have the highest number of new cases

India reported about 6,610 fresh cases of corona infection in the week ended Sunday (11-17 April), up from 4,900 in the previous week. Adding to the figures of Kerala, about 7,010 new cases of corona infection were registered in the last week. Kerala has stopped releasing Kovid data from the current week. Last week (April 4-10) Kerala reported 2,185 new cases of corona infection, which was almost a third of the total new Covid-19 cases found in the country.

New Delhi: After 11 consecutive weeks of decline, the cases of Kovid-19 in India increased again this week. Talking about the last seven days, the number of new cases of corona infection has increased by 35%. The districts adjacent to Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh have seen the maximum increase in new cases of corona infection. However, the total number of cases of Kovid-19 is still low and till now, the increase in new cases of infection has been confined to the above three states.India reported about 6,610 fresh cases of corona infection in the week ended Sunday (11-17 April), up from 4,900 in the previous week. Adding to the figures of Kerala, about 7,010 new cases of corona infection were registered in the last week. Kerala has stopped releasing Kovid data from the current week. Last week (April 4-10) Kerala reported 2,185 new cases of corona infection, which was almost a third of the total new Covid-19 cases found in the country.

Deaths due to corona virus continue to decline  Deaths due to corona virus infection continue to decline in the country. Only 27 deaths were recorded during this week, which is the lowest in 2 years since March 23-29, 2020. A total of 54 deaths were recorded in the previous week, of which 13 were in Kerala. New cases more than doubled within a week in all 3 states that saw an increase in infections. Delhi recorded the highest ever number of new cases at 2,307, which is 145% higher than last week’s 943. More than a third of all the cases reported in the country have been found in Delhi.

Haryana has the highest number of new cases in NCR cities adjoining Delhi, with weekly cases increasing to 1,119, an increase of 118% from last week’s number of 514. Uttar Pradesh registered an increase of 141% with 540 cases this week, as against 224 in the previous week. In both the states, most of the new cases of corona infection are coming from NCR cities adjoining Delhi, such as Gurugram, Noida and Ghaziabad. Elsewhere, the weekly cases in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Rajasthan remained more or less unchanged.

Not much new cases of infection in Gujarat and Rajasthan

In Gujarat, there has been a slight decline in new cases of corona infection this week as compared to last week. 110 cases have been registered in the state this week, while 115 cases were registered in the last week. There was a slight increase in Rajasthan and 90 new cases were registered this week as compared to 67 last week. Since the peak of the third wave of corona in January 17-23, there has been a steady decline in weekly cases in the country. Despite the increase in infections this week, the total number of COVID-19 cases in India has remained at the level almost two years ago, when the country’s lockdown began. Due to the spike in the cases of Kovid-19 in the three northern states, the active cases of the virus in the country have reached around 12,000. This is an increase of about 1,000 over the previous week.

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