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India reports 1,52,879 new coronavirus cases in India, biggest-ever one-day spike

By Priyanka Verma 
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India reports 1,52,879 new coronavirus cases in India, biggest-ever one-day spike

India has reported 1,52,879 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the biggest single-day rise in cases since the pandemic began. The country also reported 839 more deaths in this period, the highest daily death toll reported this year. The total number of cases reached 1,33,58,805, while the death toll was pushed to 1,69,275.

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Active cases in the country have now crossed the 10 lakh-mark again after around six-and-half-months. Five states – Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, and Kerala — cumulatively account for 72.23 per cent of the total active cases.

India also saw 90,584 discharges in the past 24 hours, as per the Union health ministry. With the current number of Covid-19 cases, India’s Covid-19 caseload has climbed to 1,33,58,805.As many as ,10,15,95,147 people have been vaccinated against the Covid-19 infection in the country,so far.This is the fifth consecutive day that India has recorded more than 1 lakh cases in a day. The new cases reported today are five per cent higher than yesterday when 1,45,384 cases were reported.

The worrying surge has forced many states to consider night curfew and other virus-fighting measures to control the pandemic. In Maharashtra – which accounts for 51.23 per cent of the total active cases – Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has hinted at the possibility of a lockdown.

The Delhi government on Saturday announced new restriction, banning most public gatherings and setting limits for attendance at restaurants, theatres, on public transport and functions like weddings and funerals.this new restriction comes after Delhi single day recorded over 8,500 fresh cases on Friday and 7,897 fresh cases on Saturday. The highest single-day spike in Delhi till date — 8,593 cases — was reported on November 11 in 2020. Neighbouring Uttar Pradesh has imposed restrictions on gatherings of five or more people at religious people in view of Navratri and Ramzan festivals.

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The alarming surge in Covid cases has led to shortage of beds in hospital. In Madhya Pradesh’s Indore – which has been reporting the highest number of cases – relatives of Covid patients were reported to be scrambling for beds as the medical services in the city were struggling to cope with the sharp surge.

More than 10.15 crore doses of vaccines have been administered so far in India in the mass inoculation drive that began early this year. However, several states have claimed they’re facing vaccine shortage despite repeated assurances from the government.

India took just 85 days to reach the 100 million dose mark, making it the fastest nation to reach the milestone, according to the government. The US took 89 days and China took 102 days to do the same, the Union Health Ministry said.

The Election Commission on Friday said candidates and star campaigners can be banned from holding campaign rallies if COVID-19 safety rules are not followed. While Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puduchery and Assam have already voted, Bengal will vote in four more phases.

Worldwide, over 13 crore cases have been recorded so far; 29.15 lakh people have died.

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As many as 10,15,95,147 people have been inoculated against Covid-19 in the Country so far.

Total cases: 1,33,58,805

Total recoveries: 1,20,81,443

Active cases: 11,08,087

Death toll: 1,69,275

Total vaccination: 10,15,95,147

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