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India logs 19,000 fresh Covid cases, sees slight increase in last 2 days
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India logs 19,000 fresh Covid cases, sees slight increase in last 2 days

India logs 19,000 fresh Covid cases, sees slight increase in last 2 days

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On Wednesday India saw 19,156 fresh covid cases and 245 deaths. For the past two days, there has been a slight increase in cases. It might be the usual weekday effect (cases tend to increase after Monday) or because of the ongoing Durga puja.
Only a handful of districts are now reporting over a hundread daily cases. Today only 28 districts reported more than 100 new cases. Ernakulam, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram and Thrissur districts in Kerala topped the list with over a thousand cases each. Among the 14 districts of the state four reported over a thousand cases, while the count was between 500 and 1000 for another eight districts. Wayanad reported 387 cases while the numbers were 250 for Kasaragod.
In Karnataka, Bengaluru Urban is the only district to report over a hundred cases on Wednesday. Similarly, Ahmednagar, Mumbai, Pune, Raigadh and Thane districts of Maharashtra reported more than a hundred cases today. In Mizoram, the case count was over a hundred for Aizwal while Khordha district in Odisha also reported more than a hundred cases. Tami Nadu had three such districts- Chengalpattu, Chennai and Coimbatore while Kolkata and North 24 Parganas in West Bengal were also on the list.
Overall Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Mizoram were the only states that reported over a thousand cases today. The numbers were highest for Kerala which reported 11,079 cases and it was followed by Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Mizoram in that order. The case count was over 500 for West Bengal, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. Many large states that include Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Bihar reported less than 20 new cases today.
Kerala also reported the highest death toll with the virus claiming 123 lives. The toll was 49 for Maharashtra and 19 for Tamil Nadu. West Bengal reported 11 deaths while the count was 10 for Karnataka. These five were the only states to report double-digit deaths on Wednesday.
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