In the last 24 hours, India has reported 62,258 new coronavirus cases, the highest single-day increase since October 16, bringing the total number of Covid cases to over 1.19 crore. The number of new infections is up 5.3% from the previous day. In the last 24 hours, 291 people have died, bringing the overall death count to 1,61,240. After the United States and Brazil, India is the third worst-affected nation in the world by the pandemic, having registered the first case on January 30 of last year.
Maharashtra, the country’s worst-affected state, will implement a night curfew starting Sunday in response to the alarming increase in the number of infections. After the outbreak of the pandemic, over 1.12 crore people have survived in the world.
Maharashtra will enact a night curfew starting Sunday, according to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s office, as the state grapples with the pandemic’s largest surge in coronavirus infections since the epidemic started. According to the order, shopping centres will be closed from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Nearly 37,000 new Covid cases were registered in the state. In Mumbai, over 5,500 cases were registered in just 24 hours, marking the largest single-day increase in the city’s history.
Stats On Cases In India And The World:
In terms of the total number of COVID-19 cases registered so far, Maharashtra is led by the southern states of Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu.
Kerala reported 1,825 new reports, while Karnataka reported 2,566 new infections. Following Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh registered the most new cases in the last 24 hours, with 2,665 infections.
After the massive vaccination campaign began in January, over 5.81 crore people have been vaccinated in India. In the last 24 hours, 26.05 people have been vaccinated.
Harsh Vardhan, India’s Union Health Minister, said on Friday that the coronavirus vaccination campaign would be extended in the “near future” to include more people rather than being limited to those over the age of 45. He believes that both Covaxin and Covishied are absolutely safe and immunogenic, and that there are no safety concerns regarding the vaccines currently in use in the world.
India told the United Nations General Assembly that it has distributed more COVID-19 vaccines around the world than it has vaccinated its own people. India also warned that vaccine inequity would weaken the world’s collective commitment to contain the coronavirus, as inequalities in vaccine accessibility would disproportionately impact the poorest countries.
As a result of the recent increase in cases, India has halted vaccine exports.
Global coronavirus cases have reached 12.54 crore, with the United States continuing to be the country worst hit by the global health crisis, with over 5.46 lakh deaths.