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Covid-19: India’s share in daily global cases now 12% | India News – Times of India


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NEW DELHI: India’s Covid-19 caseload crossed 8.5 lakh, a day after going past the 8 lakh mark, as the country added another record number of cases on Saturday — nearly 29,000 — with the daily count of fresh infections touching a new peak for the fourth day in a row.
The day’s death toll was 540, the second-highest single-day rise in deaths so far, discounting the 2,003 mostly back-dated fatalities added on June 16.
The rapid spread of the pandemic this week has upped India’s share in daily global cases to nearly 12%.
India accounted for 11.8% of the total daily cases worldwide on Friday (averaged over three days) despite the global numbers touching a new high of nearly 2.37 lakh, as per the worldometers.info website.
India’s share in global cases has been steadily rising since at least early June, although it’s still less than the country’s share in the world’s population, which is more than 17.5%.


However, a comparison of weekly numbers (three-day averages) in the past five weeks shows that the spike on June 10 was the sharpest, with India’s share going up by 1.3 percentage points over June 3, when the share was 10.5%. In other words, while global Covid-19 cases are rising sharply, India’s growth rate is higher than the international average.
On Saturday, fresh Covid-19 cases across the country surged to 28,998, just two short of the 29,000 mark, as per data collated from state governments. India’s total caseload stood at 8,50,052, while the cumulative death toll was 22,664.


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