India recorded 93,249 new Covid-19 cases and 513 deaths in 24 hours on Sunday. Check out the list of states under lockdown in India 2021 and other significant details.
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As per the Union Health Ministry’s data, India recorded 93,249 new Covid-19 cases and 513 deaths in 24 hours on Sunday. This is the highest single-day spike in cases that the country has seen since September 2020.
Eight states witnessed a steep rise in daily new Covid-19 cases and accounted for 81.42 per cent of the infections. These eight states are Maharashtra, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh.
Maharashtra continues to be the biggest contributor to India’s daily Covid tally. The state reported 49,447 new cases and 277 deaths on Saturday. As per the researchers, the spread of infection is likely to peak in mid-April and active cases may go up to 7.3 lakh. Check out the list of states under lockdown in India 2021.
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India reported 89,129 new cases on Saturday, taking the total number of coronavirus infections in the country to 1,23,92,260.
Many states/UTs have been witnessing new peaks in terms of daily new Covid-19 cases for the past few weeks even as the Covid-19 vaccination drive, one of the largest in the world, picked up pace with the beginning of the third phase for inoculation of people above 45 years from April 1. The Union Health Ministry on Friday said 11 states/UTs –Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Chandigarh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, and Haryana – are of “grave concern”. In the past two weeks, these 11 states have contributed over 90% to the national Covid-19 tally.
The Centre specifically said the Covid-19 situation in Maharashtra was “worrying”. Maharashtra alone on Friday reported 47,827 new Covid-19 cases, the highest ever since the pandemic has started. State Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday said stricter measures will be announced to prevent crowding. If situation gets worse and the Covid-19 spike continues, putting further pressure on the already-stretched healthcare infrastructure in the state, a decision (on lockdown) may have to be taken after two days following consultations with experts and political leaders. “Today, I am warning about complete lockdown but not announcing it. I will speak to experts and political leaders in the next two days. If there is no other option to a lockdown, we will have to accept it,” Thackeray.
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