India Records Biggest Ever Spike; Over 2 Lakh Cases In The Past 24 Hours

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For the first time ever, India has recorded over 2 lakh cases in the last 24 hours. This is a new record in terms of daily cases since the pandemic broke out.

In the last 24 hours, 1,038 COVID-related deaths were reported in the country taking the death toll to 1,73,123.

2,00,739 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in India in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of cases has gone up to 1,40,74,564.

Daily cases double since April 6th

The daily Covid-19 caseload in the country has doubled in the last 10 days. On April 5, India had reported 1,03,558 cases; on April 10, it reported 1,45,384 cases and on April 14, a spike of 1,84,372 coronavirus cases was witnessed in the country.

Date               Cases

April 6              96,982
April 7             1,15,736
April 8             1,26,789
April 9             1,31,968
April 10           1,45,384
April 11           1,52,879
April 12           1,68,912
April 13           1,61,736
April 14           1,84,372
April 15           2,00,739

On Wednesday, 10 states, including Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka and Kerala were seen accounting for 82.04 per cent of the fresh infections being reported in a day. Maharashtra Government’s 15-day statewide restrictions, in the wake of the #COVID19 situation, came into effect from 8 pm yesterday. Section 144 imposed across the state. Delhi witnessed its highest single-day spike of over 17,000 new COVID-19 cases during the last 24 hours pushing its total tally past 7.67 lakh.

In the meanwhile, to make Remdesivir available for hospitalised Covid-19 patients, the Centre has given fast-track approval to companies to ramp up production capacities to make around 78 lakh vials per month.

 

(With ANI inputs)

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