India continued to report fresh COVID-19 cases above 300,000 for the sixth day in a row on Tuesday. The head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, called the situation in India “beyond heartbreaking” and warned that many countries in the world “are still experiencing intense transmission,” with more new cases globally in the past week than in the first five months of the pandemic.
The country recorded 3,62,757 fresh COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. As many as 3,285 deaths were reported on the day taking the overall fatalities to 2,01,165. The total confirmed cases soared to 1,79,88,637 in the country. The active infection load comprised 29,72,106 cases.
Maharashtra recorded new incidences on Tuesday reaching 66,358. The total case tally of the state rose to 44,10,085 while the active infection load comprised 6,72,434 cases. A total of 895 deaths were recorded on the day taking the overall fatalities to 66,179.
A total of 32,921 new cases were reported in Uttar Pradesh on the day taking the confirmed cases to 11,53,097. The active cases stood at 3,06,458. As many as 30,398 discharges and 264 deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours taking the death toll to 11,678.
Delhi saw 24,149 new cases on Tuesday. With this, the total caseload has reached 10,72,065. The active infection load now comprised 98,264 cases. As many as 381 recent deaths took the overall fatalities to 15,009.
Karnataka confirmed 31,830 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally to 14,00,775. The active cases of the state have surged to 3,01,899. As many as 180 deaths reported on the day took the total fatalities to 14,807.
The active infections in Kerala surged to 2,47,177 on Tuesday. The state added 32,819 new incidences and 32 deaths on the day. The case tally went up to 14,60,365 while the death toll has reached 5,171.
Chhattisgarh reported 35,311 infections and 206 deaths on Tuesday. The total confirmed cases went up to 10,86,625, of which the active infections totalled 2,97,616. The death toll stood at 11,165.
Other states which reported a spike in cases on Tuesday included West Bengal (16,403), Rajasthan (16,089 new cases), Tamil Nadu (15,830), Chhattisgarh (14,893), Gujarat (14,352), Madhya Pradesh (13,417), Bihar (12,604), Haryana (11,931), Andhra Pradesh (11,434), Telangana (10,122), Jharkhand (6,126), Odisha (6,073), Punjab (5,916), Jammu and Kashmir (3,164), Assam (3,132), Uttarakhand (5,703), Himachal Pradesh (2,157), Goa (2,110) and Puducherry (1,021).
In view of the alarming spike in COVID-19 cases and deaths, the Gujarat government on Tuesday announced a night curfew in all 29 cities of the state and imposed a slew of restrictions on public places, congregations, functions, markets, etc during the curfew. The curfew will be imposed in all the cities of Gujarat every night starting from 8 pm and ending at 6 am. It will come into effect from April 28 and will remain imposed till May 5, 2021