Covid cases rise for third week running, up by 10% in 7 days | India News

NEW DELHI: India’s Covid-19 cases surged by 10% in the just concluded week, registering a rise for the third week running although the increase had slowed a bit from the 19% growth seen in the previous seven days.
Deaths decreased by 12% over the previous week while the daily average also fell marginally below 100 at 98.
Maharashtra continued to drive the surge in weekly cases but infections were also rising in Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat, Haryana, MP, Delhi and Tamil Nadu. India recorded 1,17,198 new cases in the week (March 1-7), around 10,500 more than the previous week’s tally, as per TOI’s data collated from state governments.
This translates to a daily average of over 16,700 cases, up from 15,235 recorded last week. On Sunday, India recorded 18,631 fresh cases. Kerala’s count dropped to 2,100 from 2,791 the previous day. Fresh cases in Mumbai hit a 131-day high of 1,361. From 427 daily cases on March 1, Gujarat numbers rose to 575 on March 7.

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