With 200 COVID deaths, India’s daily case is third highest in world

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India has reported over 40,000 fresh cases for the fourth consecutive day and has contributed in pushing India to become the world’s third-worst affected country in terms of daily cases.

The World Health Organisation data said that the trio of Brazil, the US and India are leading the world in daily cases. The data reveals that on March 22, Brazil had reported 79,069 new cases, the highest in the world, followed by the US at 60,228 and India at 46,951.

India reported 40,622 fresh cases on Monday, with data from Assam yet to arrive till late at night. An analysis of state-wise data shows that the increase in cases was no longer confined to a few states.

State-wise Gujarat reported 1,640 cases on Monday, the highest ever in the state. Similarly, Monday saw the highest cases this year for Chhatisgadh (1,525), MP (1,348), Delhi (888) and Himachal (200). Tamil Nadu also reported 1,385 cases on Monday, the highest since December 14. Rajasthan reported 602 cases, the highest since January 1. Similarly, UP and Odisha too reported the highest cases since January 10 and January 24, respectively.

So many peaks at the state level suggests that it is highly likely there is a pan-India resurgence of cases.

Deaths too were increasing and the daily toll breached the 200 mark on Sunday.