Covid-19 pandemic: India breaches 50,000-mark

India went past two grim Covid-19 milestones on Wednesday—crossing the 50,000 mark overall and breaching the 3,000-figure in its daily tally for the first time. With 3,602 new cases—the most in a day till now—country’s tally rose to 52,935. Alarmingly, while it took five days to go from the 30,000-mark to the 40,000-mark, the next 10,000 cases were added in just three days. It was on May 3 that the country had crossed 40,000 cases while the 30,000-mark was breached on April 28.

However, at 93, the death toll on Wednesday was less than half of the 199 casualties recorded across the country the previous day. Maharashtra alone accounts for 36.6% of the total 1777 casualties in India so far.

Delhi recorded its maximum number of cases in a day (428), pushing its count to 5,532. With one more death, the toll in the national capital now is 65.

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