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For the first time, daily Covid-19 cases surpass one-lakh mark

Our Bureau PTI NEW DELHI | Updated on April 05, 2021

The highest since the pandemic began in India

Fresh Covid 19 cases hit an all-time high in India on Monday, surpassing the one lakh mark in a single day. Monday’s tally of new Covid cases - 1,03,558 cases - till 8 am comes as the number of daily new cases are soaring in states like Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Punjab Karnataka and Delhi, among others, according to the official data of the Union Health Ministry. Among all the states, eight states have shown a steep rise in Covid cases, accounting for 81.90 per cent of the total cases. Maharashtra recorded the highest surge in daily Covid cases at 57,047, followed by Chhattisgarh at 5,250 and Karnataka at 4,553. Today’s numbers are significant, as this is the highest peak the daily Covid cases have reached since it all began last year. The previous record was reported on September 17 last year at 97,894 infections.

India's total cases now stand at 1,25,89,067 of which total recoveries are 1,16,82,136; active cases are at 7,41,830 and the death toll has increased to 1,65,101 with 478 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.

The numbers are on the rise even after the government’s vaccination drive started on April 1 is at full steam. Anti-covid jabs administered all across India crossed the landmark of 7.5 crore doses on Sunday, with 7,91,05,163 vaccines given till 7 amon Monday. These include 90,09,353 health care workers or HCWs (1st dose), 53,43,493 HCWs (2nd dose), 97,37,850 front line workers (FLWs) (1st dose) and 41,33,961 FLWs (2nd Dose) and 4,99,31,635 (1st Dose) and 9,48,871 (2nd dose) beneficiaries aged more than 45 years. As on Day-79 of the vaccination drive (April 4, 2021), 16,38,464 vaccine doses were given. Out of which, 15,40,676 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 21,508 sessions for the first dose, and 97,788 beneficiaries received the second dose of vaccine.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also held a high-level meeting on Sunday to take stock of the rapid rise in corona cases and directed to continue with the mission-mode approach in the states and districts reporting a higher number of cases so that the collective gains of Covid-19 management in the country in the last 15 months are not squandered. The government also announced a special campaign to promote Covid-appropriate behaviour at workplaces, health facilities and other public places from April 6 to 14.

 

 

Published on April 05, 2021

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