The rise is not large but it breaks the trend of falling cases that had been holding nearly uninterruptedly since the average had risen for six straight days from November 19 to 24. India reported 13,179 fresh cases on Thursday, the highest daily number in 25 days and the first time since January 30 that the count had exceeded 13,000. At 5,427, Maharashtra reported its highest daily tally in 78 days. The count has exceeded 5,000 for the first time since December 4.
Maharashtra case count rises by 47%, tally highest
In the past seven days, Maharashtra’s case count has risen by 47% over the previous seven-day period, with 9,103 more cases being reported. On Thursday, the state’s tally was the highest in the country. Kerala recorded 4,584 new infections on Thursday. The state has registered a fall of 5,067 cases, a 13.4% decrease in the past seven days over the previous seven days. An increase in numbers is also visible in MP, Punjab and J&K. India recorded 97 deaths on Thursday, a drop from 100 in the previous two days. The number of active cases crossed 1.4 lakh, having risen by nearly 4,000 over the last two days.