India Reports Record 36K Covid-19 Deaths in 10 Consecutive Days, Highest in World


India has reported a record 36,110 COVID-19 deaths in the past 10 days, which translates to an average 150 fatalities per hour. On Thursday, the country hit another high with over 4.14 lakh fresh cases of coronavirus and 3,927 deaths. India has recorded over 3,000 deaths daily for the past 10 days.

With this, India has reported the highest cumulative deaths in 10 consecutive days by any country across the world. Prior to this, the US has reported 34,798 fatalities and Brazil 32,692 in 10 days, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

India’s daily infections crossed 4 lakh for the second day on Thursday with 4,14,554 COVID-19 cases. On Wednesday, the country had seen 4,12,784 cases of coronavirus. The total coronavirus infections now stand at 2.14 crore, while total fatalities have reached 2,34,083.

According to the latest data from the Union Health Ministry, ten states — Andhra Pradesh Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Haryana, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan — account for over 70 per cent of daily cases reported in the country.

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