India reports 96,982 new Covid cases in a single day

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on April 06, 2021

Vaccinations cross 8-crore mark

After hitting an all-time high on Monday by surpassing the one-lakh mark, Tuesday’s tally of new Covid cases stood at 96,982 in the last 24 hours as of 8 am, according to the official data of Union Health Ministry.

Among all the States, Maharashtra recorded the highest surge in daily Covid cases at 47,288, followed by Chhattisgarh at 7,302 and Karnataka at 5,279. India's total cases now stand at 1,26,86,049, of which total recoveries are 11,73,2279; active cases are at 7,88,223 and the death toll has increased to 1,65,547 with 446 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.

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The numbers are on the rise even as the government’s vaccination drive is running at full steam. Anti-covid jabs administered all across India crossed the landmark of 8 crore doses on Monday with 8,31,10,926 vaccines given till 8 am on Tuesday.

High-level meeting

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a high-level meeting on April 8 to take stock of the rapid rise in corona cases. In a recently held high-level meeting, he directed to continue with the mission-mode approach in the States and districts reporting higher number of cases so that the collective gains of Covid-19 management in the country over the last 15 months are not squandered.

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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 06, 2021

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