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Fresh Covid cases remain below 20,000, deaths at 206 | India News

NEW DELHI: In four of the past six days, India’s Covid tally has remained below the level of 20,000 daily cases. On Saturday, the country saw 17,665 cases and 206 deaths. These number doesn’t include data from UP, Assam, Jharkhand which were yet to come at the time of filing the story.
On Saturday, Kerala reported less than 10,000 cases.
On Thursday, India’s fatality figure crossed 4.5 lakh.
At the state level, the ranking has remained rather steady for many days. Despite the decline in cases, Kerala’s Saturday tally of 9,470 fresh infections was by far the largest among states. Maharashtra was a distant second with 2,486 cases and was followed by Tamil Nadu where 1,344 people were tested positive on Saturday. The tally was less than a thousand for Mizoram (950), West Bengal (776), Andhra Pradesh (629) and Odisha where 526 people were tested positive. For all other states, fresh infections stood below 500 cases on Saturday. Among large states Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Rajasthan reported less than 10 new cases.
Kerala’s death toll of 101 fatalities was also Saturday’s highest and was followed by Maharashtra (44), Tamil Nadu
(14) and West Bengal where 12 people succumbed to the virus or related complications. Among major states and UTs, Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, Bihar, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir, and Uttarakhand didn’t report a single death on Saturday.




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