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India Coronavirus numbers explained 1 million cases may likely reach today

India Coronavirus Cases Numbers: Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal have seen a sharp increase in their numbers. The total number of infections in each of these states has nearly doubled since the start of July.

India Coronavirus Cases Numbers: While Karnataka has been the focus of attention for its rapid rise in number of novel Coronavirus cases, there are three other states in the top-ten list which are growing very fast and have followed very similar trajectories.

Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal have all seen a sharp increase in their Coronavirus numbers this month. The total number of infections in each of these states has nearly doubled since the start of July. While Uttar Pradesh has the highest caseload among these three, with more than 41,000 people having so far been infected, it is Andhra Pradesh which is growing at the fastest pace.

Along with Karnataka, and Telangana which has started signs of slowing down in the last few days, these three are the only ones in the top ten states that are currently growing faster than the national growth rate, which is 3.37 per cent right now. These three states have also been doing relatively well on the testing front. Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh have both tested more than 1.2 million samples till now, the most after Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra, while West Bengal has also increased its testing capacity in the last few weeks. It has done about 6.5 lakh tests till now.

Karnataka, in the meanwhile, continues to grow rapidly. On Wednesday, it detected more than 3,000 new cases for the first time. The state now has more than 47,000 cases. Telangana, till about a week ago ahead of Karnataka, and growing equally fast, has slowed down a bit. Its daily additions are in the range of 1,400 to 1,600 now, and the total caseload is less than 40,000 right now.