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Fresh Covid cases: India hits record on the fourth straight day

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on April 11, 2021

Covid daily cases cross 1.45 lakh mark

India reported the highest daily-Covid 19 cases on Saturday, the fourth straight day that the country has reported the sharpest rise in pandemic cases, pushing the tally to 1,45,384 infections at 8:00 am.

India's total cases now stand at 132,05,926 of which total recoveries are 119,90,859; active cases are at 10,46,631 and the death toll has increased to 168436 with 794 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. India has administered more than 10 crore vaccine shots till Saturday morning, which is the 85th day since the vaccination drive began on January 16.

 

 

Meanwhile, Congress interim-head Sonia Gandhi held a virtual meeting with all the Congress-led states to review Covid situation. She urged for, “test, track and vaccinate”. “There must be transparency - Governments must reveal the actual numbers of infections and deaths across states, whether Congress ruled or otherwise," she said while adding that the focus should be on India's vaccination drive first and foremost, then only vaccines should be exported to other countries.

She slammed the Centre for its vaccine management and claimed that the Modi Government had mismanaged the situation. “It has exported vaccines and allowed a shortage to be created in India,” she added.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had also urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday in a letter to put halt on export of vaccine doses in the backdrop of rising Covid cases and to provide maximum number of vaccination to those who need it.

It is to be noted that on Friday, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that India has exported 6.45 crore vaccine shots to 85 countries, 3.58 crore doses have been supplied to 25 countries under commercial contracts, 1.04 crore to 44 countries as grants and 1.82 crore to 39 countries under COVAX.

Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal ruled out any lockdown in the national capital, but said that new restrictions will be soon announced to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the fourth wave that has hit the city State.

Published on April 10, 2021

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