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Coronavirus | Over 1.5 lakh new cases for the third consecutive day

People crowd along a busy road in Mumbai on April 12, 2021, as India overtook Brazil as the country with the second-highest number of Covid-19 coronavirus infections.   | Photo Credit: AFP

As of 11.55 p.m. on Monday, India reported 1,60,695 COVID-19 cases. As many as 864 deaths were also recorded on the day.

The figures do not include cases and deaths from Ladakh U.T. and Manipur. The data is sourced from covid19india.org, an independent aggregator of daily COVID-19 figures.

Only 11.80 lakh tests were conducted on Sunday (and for whom results were made available on Monday), about 2.3 lakh less than Saturday's but 2.8 lakh more than the previous Sunday.  A total of 25,78,06,986 samples have been in the country as of April 11 since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the ICMR.

The country has so far reported a total of 1,36,86,074 cases and 1,71,073 deaths.

Coronavirus | Over 1.5 lakh new cases for the third consecutive day
 

Maharashtra reported 51,751 infections (accounting for nearly 33% of the new cases) on Monday, followed by Uttar Pradesh with 13,604 cases and Chhattisgarh with 13,576 new infections.

Maharashtra also recorded the maximum casualties (258) on Monday. Chhattisgarh followed with 107 new deaths while Uttar Pradesh and Delhi registered 72 new casualties each.

Over 10.45 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered in India as of 7 a.m. on Monday.

Changing hotspots

From 63% of India's cases between March 15 and 21, Maharashtra's share reduced to just 42% between April 5 and 11. In the same period, Chhattisgarh's share increased from 3% to 8%, and U.P.'s share increased from 1% to 7%. Share of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka remained stable in the range of 3 to 5%. Kerala's share has been decreasing consistently since February. Between February 15 and 21, Kerala's share in India's cases was 34%. However, between April 5 and 11, the State's share reduced to 3%.

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