Shubham Jaiswal ([email protected])
The number of reported coronavirus cases in India rose 13 percent over the past two days to 59,662, data from the morning update of the ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW) showed. This is a slightly slower rate of increase compared to the previous 48 hours, when the reported case count rose 14 percent to 52,952.
So far this week, the number of cases has gone up by 40 percent (between Monday morning, and Saturday morning). This is a much faster rate of increase compared to the previous five days, when confirmed cases had risen by 29 percent.
Although India’s coronavirus trajectory has tapered since last month, it continues to be steeper compared to Asian peers such as Japan and Singapore. The rise of infections and deaths in India is now faster than in most other countries.