India records 43,846 fresh Covid cases, biggest single-day rise in nearly 4 months

at 10:27 am

New Delhi(NVI): In the biggest single-day rise in daily Covid-19 cases in past four months, India today recorded 43,846 cases, with states like Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra considering school closures again.

These states have also issued orders for restrictions on public gatherings besides other measures, including lockdowns.

The number of fatalities have risen to 1,59,755 with 197 fresh deaths in the past 24 hours. With this, the country’s overall Covid tally is over 1.15 crore cases now.

India continues to show a high upward slide in daily new COVID-19 cases. At least 40,953 fresh cases were reported in India yesterday in comparison to 39,726 cases reported on the previous day and 35,871 cases a day prior.

Some States in the country are noticing a spike in the daily new cases. Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh account for 77.7% of the new cases in last 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry.

83.14% of the new cases are from 6 States. Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 27,126. It is followed by Punjab with 2,578 while Kerala reported 2,078 new cases.

Apart from that, over 4.4 cr (4,46,03,841) vaccine doses have been administered through 7,25,138 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. These include 77,79,985 HCWs (1st dose), 48,77,356 HCWs (2nd dose), 80,84,311 FLWs (1st dose) and 26,01,298 FLWs (2nd Dose), 36,33,473 beneficiaries aged more than 45 years with specific co-morbidities (1st Dose) and 1,76,27,418 beneficiaries aged more than 60 years.

As on Day-64 of the vaccination drive (20th March, 2021), more than25 Lakh (25,40,449) vaccine doses were given. Out of which, 22,83,157 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 38,669 sessions for 1st dose (HCWs and FLWs) and 2,57,292 HCWs and FLWs received 2nd dose of vaccine, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

India’s total Active Caseload stands at 3.09 lakh (3,09,087) today. A net incline of 20,693 cases recorded from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours.

On the other hand, India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1,11,30,288 today. The national Recovery Rate is 95.96%. 22,956 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours.

Six States account for 86.8% of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (92). Punjab follows with 38 daily deaths. Kerala reported 15 deaths.

Seventeen States/UTs have not reported any COVID19 deaths in the last 24 hours. These are Rajasthan, Assam, Goa, Uttarakhand, Odisha, Jharkhand, Lakshadweep, Sikkim, Puducherry, D&D & D&N, Nagaland, Tripura, Ladakh (UT), Manipur, Mizoram, A&N Islands and Arunachal Pradesh.