Covid 19

With 2,61,500 Fresh COVID-19 Infections, India Sees Biggest-Ever Daily Spike

This exponential rise has led to several states resort to curbs like weekend lockdowns, night curfew.

With the COVID-19 cases refusing to slow down, India reported its highest case count on Sunday. 2,61,500 cases and 1501 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours. This is the fourth straight day of over 2 lakh cases being reported. Active cases in the country, as of Sunday stand at 18,01,316.

Maharashtra reported a worrying 67,123 cases and 419 deaths and accounts for nearly 39% of the active caseload of the country. Whereas states and UTs like Delhi (24,375), Karnataka (17,489), Chhattisgarh (16,083), Uttar Pradesh (27,334), Kerala (13,835), Madhya Pradesh (11,269), Tamil Nadu (9,344), Rajasthan (9,046), Gujarat (9,541) and Maharashtra are reporting close to 80% of the COVID-19 cases, according to the Union Health Ministry.

This exponential rise has led to several states resort to curbs like weekend lockdowns, night curfew.

Night Curfew
Several states have announced tighter restrictions to curb rising cases

After horrifying visuals of tens of hundreds of pilgrims taking part in Kumbh Mela triggered fears of a super spreader event, PM Modi yesterday morning appealed that the competition “ought to now solely be symbolic”. Swami Avdheshanand Giri – one of many prime seers within the nation – introduced an early exit from the month-long mega competition after PM Modi’s request.

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Meanwhile, incidents of underreporting cases and deaths related to COVID-19 have emerged in states like UP, MP, and Gujarat with the crematoriums running out of space and eight to nine hours of waiting time. Vaccine shortage, lack of beds, Remdesivir was also reported in several states including Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Karnataka.

After videos of an overflowing UP crematorium went viral, authorities covered the area with blue tin sheets.

On the vaccination front, India has inoculated over 12 crore people since January 16, and 26,84,956 were administered the vaccine on Saturday

PM Modi chaired a high-level meeting yesterday to take stock of the COVID-19 situation. He’s also scheduled to chair a meeting today to review the COVID-19 surge in his constituency of Varanasi.

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