March 24, 2023

covid: First time in 3rd wave, weekly Covid deaths dip; record 60% fall in cases | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: For the first time in the third wave, deaths from Covid-19 declined across the country in the week ending Sunday, even as fresh cases of the virus in India continued to fall at an unprecedented rate.
India reported 3,366 fatalities during the week (February 7-13), a 23% decline from the previous week’s toll of 4,355, as per TOI’s Covid database. This was the first fall in deaths in six weeks of the Omicron-driven third wave. These figures exclude deaths from earlier months that were added to the tally during this period.
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Meanwhile, the country saw 60% fewer cases in the week as compared to the last – the steepest decline in weekly cases since the pandemic began. This was the second straight week of a record fall in cases as the previous week had seen infections decrease by 45%, the highest fall till then.
Covid cases have been falling for three weeks now. In the current week, around 3.9 lakh new cases were reported as compared to 9.7 lakh in the previous seven days.

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