With a record spike in fresh cases of Covid-19, India recorded 4,12,262 new cases and 3,980 deaths in the last 24 hours. The Union health ministry said on Thursday that the total number of patients infected with the novel coronavirus so far stands at 21.07 million and 3,29,113 discharged during the same time period. Total recoveries were at 1,72,80,844. The total death toll until now was at 23,01,68 and the country has a total of 35,66,398 active cases at present.
Meanwhile, the government of Kerala, one of the states that has seen the spiralling number of fresh cases int he last few weeks, have announced a complete lockdown from 8th 6 am till 16th of May.
The northern states of Uttar Pradesh and Punjab registered its highest Covid-19 deaths as India continues to report surge in daily cases. Uttar Pradesh recorded the biggest single-day jump of 357 Covid-19 deaths that took the toll to 14,151 while it registered 31,165 fresh cases. Lucknow and Kanpur registered the highest deaths in state.
Punjab on Wednesday saw another record 182 fatalities, bringing the toll to 9,825, while 8,015 fresh infections, the biggest single-day spike, took the tally to 4,07,509, according to a medical bulletin. The number of active cases rose from 61,935 on Tuesday to 63,007 Wednesday.