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Covid Update: 100,000 mark crossed by India - 67% cases reported in May alone

Data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Morning Update showed that the number of reported corona virus cases in India has increased by nearly 11 percent in the past two days to 101,139. In the last 48 hours, the number of reported cases increased to 90,927 on Sunday.

After last month's decline, the covid19 has improved in India this month, as new infections increased faster than many Asian peers, and deaths increased faster than most other severely affected countries. About 67% of all cases were reported in India in May alone.

The number of cases in India has almost doubled in the past twelve days. The death toll in India, since, 1919 was 313, which is double that of fourteen days ago.

At this growth rate, the number of cases can exceed 150,000 in eight days. The continuous increase in cases leads to a consequential challenge to India's medical capacity and overburdened health system.

Bihar, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, in the last seven days, produced the highest peaks in cases among the ten largest states. 69 percent of all new active cases in this period are accounted by these three states. During the same period, deaths increased in Delhi, Tamil Nadu, and Bihar, and last seven days accounted for 14 percent of all nutrition-related deaths. Active cases increased significantly at a slower rate in Delhi than in previous weeks, and decreased in Uttar Pradesh.

Among the top ten most active states, death rates are highest in West Bengal (8.6%), Gujarat (5.9%), and Madhya Pradesh (4.8%). India's death rate is still hovering around 3.1%. Case fatality rates are lowest in  Kerala (0.6%), and Bihar (0.6%), Odisha (0.5%), among all the states.

So far, 573 provinces have confirmed covid 19 cases of infection in the country. Mumbai (21,263 cases) produced the highest number of cases nationwide, followed by Ahmedabad (8,683) in Gujarat. The other provinces of Chennai (7,116) in Tamil Nadu, Thane (4,402) in Maharashtra, and Pune (4,211) in Maharashtra are other major areas. These five largest provinces now consists for 51 percent of confirmed cases in the country.

Meanwhile, the number of global coronavirus infections has exceeded 4.8 million, although some of the most severely affected countries began easing the embargo after more than a month.

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