India sees over 16.5k Covid cases for third straight day

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India recorded more than 16,500 fresh Covid-19 cases for the third straight day on Friday amid a continuing surge in infections in several states. There were 114 deaths from the virus across the country.
The Covid-19 toll has stayed above 100 for four days running, the highest number of consecutive 100-plus daily fatalities in February. India logged 16,581 new cases on Friday, around the same as Thursday’s count of 16,605.
For the third day in a row, Maharashtra reported over 8,000 cases. At 8,333, Friday’s tally in the state was slightly lower than the previous day’s number (8,702). Kerala reported 3,671 new cases.
Despite the slight fall in Maharashtra’s numbers, India’s case count remained the same as many other states reported a surge in infections.
Cases continued to spiral in Punjab with 628 fresh cases, highest in 78 days and the first time the tally has crossed 600 in the last 75 days. Karnataka logged 571 cases on Friday, the highest since January 24. Bengaluru Urban accounted for the most number of fresh cases at 368.
Gujarat reported 460 fresh infections. Tamil Nadu, where infections had been decreasing till last week, reported 481 cases on Friday

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