Delhi witnessed 51 deaths from Covid-19 at the end of the week of August 8-14, on Sunday. During the week of February 7–13, when there were 89 fatalities. It is the capital’s greatest weekly toll in six months, despite a third consecutive week of declines in cases statewide.
The number of deaths from the virus has increased slightly in the country as there were 307 deaths during the week (August 8-14) and several states have not yet released their numbers for Sunday. The total could exceed 310, which would be the highest weekly Covid toll in the country since the first week of March when 626 deaths were reported. 295 deaths were recorded last week.
The new Covid-19 cases in India were predicted to be approximately 1.05 lakh during the week of August 8–14. A decrease of over 16% from the over 1.25 lakh cases recorded the week before. While the majority of states saw a decrease in the number of new cases, Mizoram, Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan all saw an increase.
Delhi recorded 15,068 new infections during the week, the highest in the country. In Haryana, cases increased by 12% during the week. While it was not possible to quantify the increase in UP because state data for Sunday was not immediately available. Rajasthan recorded the highest increase in cases this week, with a 43% increase to 4,260 total cases. Mizoram saw a modest 7% increase.
Maharashtra also displayed signs of yet another potential rise in cases as numbers increased at the end of the week. In the week of August 8–14, the state reported 12,608 instances, an increase of 1% over the previous week’s total. Weekly numbers were also up 3% in Goa. Apart from Delhi, fatalities increased in Punjab, Gujarat, and Karnataka.
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