In India, detections of new cases have reached the level of 18,000 to 20,000 every day. On Sunday, about 19,000 cases were detected, slightly less than on Saturday, taking the total number of infections to close to 5.5 lakh. In the last few days, the daily numbers in Delhi has decreased substantially, while that from Tamil Nadu has increased, by almost similar amount.
Telangana has been growing at the fastest rate among the major states and has moved further up in the top ten list of states with the maximum caseload, at the eighth place. Karnataka, which has been reporting comparatively large numbers for the last two days, also made an entry into the top ten list on Sunday, while Madhya Pradesh, one of the slowest growing states, has moved out.
As of now, the cases in 16 states and union territories in the country are growing (7-day compounded growth rate) at a rate faster than the national growth rate of 3.68 per cent, half of which are smaller states with relatively lesser caseloads. Among the top ten states, five are growing faster than the national rate, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Telangana and Karnataka. Maharashtra, despite the recent increase in the daily numbers — the state has reported more than 5,000 new cases for the last three days — the growth rate is still comparatively low, 3.2 per cent.