India Logs 13 Per Cent Fall In New COVID-19 Cases In Week; Still Highest Globally: WHO | News

May 19, 2021 0 Comments



The highest number of new COVID-19 cases last week were reported from India: WHO

Highlights
  • Last week, India reported a 4 per cent increase in COVID deaths: WHO
  • India has reported 2.54 crore COVID-19 cases as of May 19
  • India is currently witnessing the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic

United Nations: India registered a 13 per cent decrease in new COVID-19 cases in the past week but the number of fresh infections was still the highest around the world, the WHO has said. The number of new cases and deaths continued to decrease with just over 4.8 million new cases and just under 86,000 new deaths reported globally in the past week, a 12 per cent and 5 per cent decrease respectively compared to the previous week, according to the COVID-19 Weekly Epidemiological Update Data received by the World Health Organization from national authorities as of May 16.

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It said that the highest number of new cases were reported from India (2,387,663 new cases), a 13 per cent decrease over the previous week. This was followed by Brazil (437,076 new cases; 3 per cent increase), the United States of America (235,638 new cases; 21 per cent decrease), Argentina (151,332 new cases; 8 per cent increase) and Colombia (115,834 new cases; 6 per cent increase). The highest numbers of new deaths were reported from India (27,922 new deaths; 2.0 new deaths per 100,000; a 4 per cent increase), Nepal (1,224 new deaths; 4.2 new deaths per 100,000; a 266 per cent increase) and Indonesia (1,125 new deaths; 0.4 new deaths per 100,000; a 5 per cent decrease).

According to data received by the WHO from national authorities as of May 9, India had recorded the highest numbers of new cases at 2,738,957, a 5 per cent increase over the previous week. As per the WHO estimates, cumulative cases in India currently stand at about 24.68 million and total deaths are at about 270,284.

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The data added that the South-East Asia Region reported over 2.5 million new cases and over 30,000 new deaths, a 12 per cent decrease and a 7 per cent increase respectively compared to the previous week.

Case incidence decreased after nine consecutive weeks of increases, although the absolute number remains at its highest level since the beginning of the pandemic, it said, adding that death incidence continued to increase for a ninth consecutive week.

Globally, despite a declining trend over the past three weeks, the incidence of cases remains at some of the highest levels since the start of the pandemic. All regions reported a decline in new cases this week apart from the Western Pacific Region, where the incidence of new cases was similar to the previous week. The European Region reported the largest decline in new cases this week, followed by the Eastern Mediterranean. These regions also reported the largest decline in new deaths over the past week. South-East Asia and Western Pacific regions reported a similar number of new deaths as the previous week, it added.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7th, 30 lakh on August 23rd, 40 lakh on September 5th and 50 lakh on September 16th. It went past 60 lakh on September 28th, 70 lakh on October 11th, crossed 80 lakh on October 29th, 90 lakh on November 20th and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19th. India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore on May 4.

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According to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday (May 19), India saw a record 4,529 fatalities due to coronavirus in a single day, pushing the COVID-19 death toll to 2,83,248, while 2,67,334 fresh infections were recorded, taking the total tally of cases to 2,54,96,330. The active cases have further reduced to 32,26,719 comprising 12.66 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 86.23 per cent.

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World

16,42,23,940Cases

6,03,12,923Active

10,05,07,020Recovered

34,03,997Deaths

Coronavirus has spread to 192 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 16,42,23,940 and 34,03,997 have died; 6,03,12,923 are active cases and 10,05,07,020 have recovered as on May 19, 2021 at 3:57 am.

India

2,54,96,330 2,67,334Cases

32,26,7191,27,046Active

2,19,86,363 3,89,851Recovered

2,83,248 4,529Deaths

In India, there are 2,54,96,330 confirmed cases including 2,83,248 deaths. The number of active cases is 32,26,719 and 2,19,86,363 have recovered as on May 19, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State & District Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

54,33,506 28,438

4,22,249 25,751

49,27,480 52,898

83,777 1,291

Karnataka

22,72,374 30,309

5,75,049 28,611

16,74,487 58,395

22,838 525

Kerala

22,00,706 31,337

3,47,989 14,686

18,46,105 45,926

6,612 97

Tamil Nadu

16,64,350 33,059

2,42,929 11,333

14,03,052 21,362

18,369 364

Uttar Pradesh

16,37,663 8,673

1,36,342 12,690

14,83,249 21,108

18,072 255

Andhra Pradesh

14,75,372 21,320

2,11,501 53

12,54,291 21,274

9,580 99

Delhi

14,02,873 4,482

50,863 5,186

13,29,899 9,403

22,111 265

West Bengal

11,71,861 19,428

1,31,793 233

10,26,492 19,050

13,576 145

Chhattisgarh

9,25,531 6,477

90,382 5,774

8,23,113 12,098

12,036 153

Rajasthan

8,79,664 8,398

1,59,455 16,908

7,13,129 25,160

7,080 146

Gujarat

7,66,201 6,447

96,443 3,177

6,60,489 9,557

9,269 67

Madhya Pradesh

7,42,718 5,412

82,967 6,016

6,52,612 11,358

7,139 70

Haryana

7,09,689 7,774

75,914 7,247

6,26,852 14,897

6,923 124

Bihar

6,64,115 6,286

64,699 4,999

5,95,377 11,174

4,039 111

Odisha

6,33,302 10,321

94,350 57

5,36,595 10,242

2,357 22

Telangana

5,36,766 3,982

48,110 1,231

4,85,644 5,186

3,012 27

Punjab

5,11,652 7,066

72,277 1,339

4,27,058 8,174

12,317 231

Assam

3,40,858 5,835

47,740 1,451

2,90,774 4,311

2,344 73

Jharkhand

3,20,934 2,925

31,528 1,996

2,84,805 4,859

4,601 62

Uttarakhand

2,95,790 4,785

76,232 2,376

2,14,426 7,063

5,132 98

Jammu And Kashmir

2,51,919 3,967

50,925 73

1,97,701 3,823

3,293 71

Himachal Pradesh

1,66,678 2,892

34,888 1,745

1,29,330 4,559

2,460 78

Goa

1,38,776 1,358

23,946 1,807

1,12,633 3,120

2,197 45

Puducherry

87,749 1,797

17,477 94

69,060 1,670

1,212 33

Chandigarh

56,513 526

7,035 347

48,831 867

647 6

Tripura

42,776 879

5,924 557

36,402 317

450 5

Manipur

40,683 624

6,605 267

33,466 337

612 20

Meghalaya

24,872 906

5,332 417

19,185 470

355 19

Arunachal Pradesh

22,462 356

2,397 51

19,977 302

88 3

Nagaland

18,714 365

4,407 154

14,079 199

228 12

Ladakh

16,784 202

1,583 41

15,031 156

170 5

Sikkim

11,689 209

3,050 113

8,427 94

212 2

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

9,652 53

704 46

8,944 99

4

Mizoram

9,252 184

2,129 21

7,094 162

29 1

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

6,674 36

223 3

6,359 30

92 3

Lakshadweep

5,212 226

1,282 74

3,915 151

15 1





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