It is not just Covid cases that have gone up in several northern Indian states in recent days, many of these states have reported a spurt in deaths too during this period. Delhi recorded 728 Covid deaths in the past 10 days, the second highest in the country after Maharashtra (1,554), while fatalities had also risen sharply in Haryana and Himachal. Punjab and Uttarakhand too recorded an increase in deaths over the past 10 days after mortalities had dropped in the preceding period. After Maharashtra and Delhi, the last 10 days (November 2-12) also saw a high number of deaths in Bengal (549) and Chhattisgarh (309). But while deaths in Delhi were up 75% from the previous 10 days when 415 fatalities were recorded, the toll had decreased in Bengal and Chhattisgarh. The toll was up significantly in Maharashtra as well, from 1,113 in the previous 10 days to 1,554, but that was mainly on account of previous fatalities being added to the count during reconciliation of data. After Delhi, Haryana had the sharpest rise in deaths between the two 10-day periods. Fatalities rose from 105 in the October 23-November 2 period to 169, a rise of 61%. Similarly, deaths in Punjab were up from 132 to 185, in Himachal from 50 to 75 and from 50 to 64 in Uttarakhand. On the other hand, mortalities were down sharply in Chhattisgarh, where 309 deaths were recorded as opposed to 470 in the earlier period, Karnataka (down to 253 from 400), TN (257, from 325) and Andhra (118, from 175). Meanwhile, India reported 44,684 cases and 520 deaths from the virus on Saturday.