Second Wave Numbers Rising Much Faster, Daily Cases Close To 90k

The health ministry’s dashboard also showed that 7,30,54,295 people have been vaccinated against the viral disease so far.

In the last 24 hours, India recorded around 89,129 new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) which is the highest single-day spike since September last year, along with 714 new deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, the Union ministry of health and family welfare said on Saturday morning.

India’s active caseload also increased to 658,909 and with 44,202 discharges. Its recovery tally is now at 11,569,241. However, along with the new infections and fatalities, the total tally counted to 12,392,260 and its death toll to 164,110, this is the data updated at 8 AM on the health ministry’s website.

The situation is of “grave concern” in states of Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Chandigarh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, and Haryana, the Centre said after a review meeting on Friday. About 90 percent of the cases are recorded from these states and Union territories in the country said the ministry’s data.

Maharashtra, which has been the worst-hit from COVID-19 so far, reported as many as 47,827 new cases yesterday – its highest since the pandemic spread to India in March 2020 – and 202 deaths. State capital Mumbai reported 8,648 cases in a 24-hour period, surpassing any previous high.

The health ministry’s dashboard also showed that 7,30,54,295 people have been vaccinated against the viral disease so far.

According to the ministry’s data, more than 36.7 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered on April 1 that was the highest single-day coverage till now.

On January 16 the countrywide vaccination was rolled out that included the healthcare workers and vaccination of frontline workers started from February 2.

While the next phase of COVID-19 vaccination started on March 1 for those over 60 years of age and for people aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid conditions.

India launched vaccination for all people aged 45 and above from April 1.

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