India Sees 90% Jump In Daily Covid Cases (2,183); Kerala Sees Spike In Death Rate

New Delhi: India’s daily Covid numbers jumped dramatically today, sparking worries of yet another outbreak. Over the last 24 hours, 2,183 additional Covid cases have been reported, an increase of 89.8% from yesterday’s case total of 1,150 cases.

In the last 24 hours, there have been a total of 214 deaths. However, Kerala has a backlog of 212 deaths, of which 62 have been cleared as a result of court challenges, while the state reported 150 deaths between April 13 and April 16.

The daily postivity rate, an indicator of the spread of the infection in the population, has increased from 0.31 per cent yesterday to 0.83 per cent today.

The number of active cases, however, has seen a slim dip from 11, 558 to 11,542. The country has recorded a total of over 4.30 crore cases since the pandemic struck.

Along with the cities witnessing a surge in cases is national capital Delhi, which reported 517 Covid cases. The total number of Covid-infected patients in Delhi, according to yesterday’s bulletin, is 1,518 – the highest since March 3 this year.

Several students in Delhi and adjoining cities of Ghaziabad and Noida have tested positive over the past couple of weeks, sparking panic leading to closure of schools.

According to a survey it shows that number of people in the National Capital Region reporting someone getting infected in their close social network rose by 500 percent in the last 15 days, news agency PTi reported.

The spike in cases is worrying at a time when all states have eased Covid restrictions on public movement. Many states have also removed the fine for not wearing masks in public while advising citizens to continue wearing them to guard against the infection.

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