NEW DELHI: Cases continued to grow exponentially as the daily tally crossed the 90,000 mark on Wednesday. At the time of filing the story, 90,793 cases were already reported while the numbers from Tripura and Sikkim were still awaited.
At 90,000 cases, Wednesday’s spike as compared to the previous day would be 56.6% (today’s cases are 56.6% higher than 57,973 cases reported yesterday). This is slightly higher than Tuesday’s daily spike of 56.2% as compared to Monday. So far since the beginning of the pandemic, no two consecutive days have reported more than a 50% increase in cases as compared to the fresh cases reported on the previous day.
Even in absolute terms, daily cases reported on Wednesday saw an increase of 33,000 as compared to that reported on Tuesday. This is the third-highest single-day increase in cases. These kinds of absolute spikes were previously spotted during the peak of the second wave.
On Wednesday Mumbai’s tally was 15,014 which is 56.6% of Maharashtra’s total tally on Wednesday. Similarly, Chennai (2,481) cases reported 51.0% of TN’s total tally on Wednesday. Kolkata’s case count of 6,170 is 44% of West Bengal and Bengaluru Urban’s (3,605 cases) accounted for 84.9% of cases reported from Karnataka. Together the five big metros Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Bengaluru reported 37,935 cases which is about 42% of the total cases from the country.
Maharashtra continues to lead with 26,538 cases. It was followed by West Bengal where 14,022 people tested positive. Delhi is the third region that reported more than 10,000 cases.
The daily death toll which had crossed 100 on Tuesday again fell below that level. Wednesday saw 95 deaths — lower than 112 deaths on the day before.