Covid: Kerala posts 20k+ cases again, India tally at 35k

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Kerala’s reported more than 20,000 fresh cases of Covid-19 for the first time in four days, taking India’s daily tally to a six-day high of just under 35,000 on Thursday.

India reported 34,671 new cases of the coronavirus (with Tripura’s data not received till midnight), the highest daily tally since 37,868 infections were detected last Friday, as per TOI’s Covid database. Kerala’s cases rose to 22,182, up from 17,681 on the previous day. The state had last reported 20,000-plus daily cases on Sunday.

Despite Thursday’s spurt, Kerala’s seven-day average of daily cases continued to decline, falling below 20,000 to 19,505. This indicates that cases in the state are still dipping.

Meanwhile, Mizoram reported 1,402 new cases, the third-highest daily count recorded in the state that is in the midst of a surge in infections.

India recorded 318 deaths on Thursday, down from 375 on the previous day. Kerala reported 178 deaths, Maharashtra 45, Tamil Nadu 25, Karnataka 18 and Andhra 14.

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