Shubham Jaiswal ([email protected])
Thane and Pune in Maharashtra and Hyderabad in Telangana reported the biggest spike in new coronavirus cases in the last two days, data collected by howindialives.com shows. All three districts reported over 2,700 new cases during the period, more than Mumbai or Chennai. Meanwhile, Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu became the eighth district to cross 10,000 cases on Wednesday.
Overall, India has 269,789 active cases—or patients still under treatment—as of Thursday morning, while 21,129 deaths have been attributed to the infection, the latest health ministry data showed. Active cases rises 20% in the last 7 days, in line with the week-ago period (25 June to 2 July). The 7 days spike in death is 19%, compared to 21% in the preceding week. The seven-day rolling averages have been considered for these calculations since they minimize the effect of volatile and delayed reporting.