3.79 Lakh New Covid Infections: As the country reels under the second wave of Coronavirus, India registered 3,79,257 new COVID19 cases, 3645 deaths, and 2,69,507 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking India’s tally to 1,83,76,524, as per Union Health Ministry. The total death toll stands at 2,04,832.
There are currently 30 lakh active cases in the country while the total vaccination in the country has crossed the 15 crore mark today. This is the highest ever single-day rise in cases reported by any country so far, and also the eighth consecutive day when India has recorded more than 3 lakh cases.
India has been recording over three lakh cases every day for over a week now. More than 2 lakh cases a day are being recorded since April 15. The shortage of hospital beds, medical oxygen, and crucial anti-viral drugs has added to the crisis.
Karnataka and Bengal on Wednesday recorded the biggest surge in Covid cases since the start of the pandemic. More than 39,000 cases were recorded by Karnataka while Bengal saw a record single-day surge of 17,207 cases. Today, voting is being held for 35 seats of Bengal in the eighth and final round of state elections.
Maharashtra, which is the worst-hit state in the country, reported a record 985 Covid deaths. The state also reported 63,309 new cases – a five percent drop from yesterday – to take its active caseload to over 6.73 lakh. Experts have said the state may see a third wave if the pace of vaccination slows.
Kerala recorded more than 35,000 new Covid cases while Uttar Pradesh recorded over 29,000 cases. Even as Delhi remains under a curfew for the second consecutive week, the city recorded 25,986 cases.