India:COVID-19 infections zoom past 1.15 lakh on Tuesday

India:COVID-19 infections zoom past 1.15 lakh on Tuesday

India again reported above 1 lakh COVID-19 cases reaching 1,15,262 on Tuesday. The new infections pushed the total case tally of the nation to 12,799,746. The active cases comprised 8,38,633 cases. So far, 11,789,759 people have been discharged while 1,66,208 people lost their lives to COVID-19 infection. As many as 59,700 discharges and 630 deaths were recorded yesterday.

Maharashtra, which has been worst-hit from COVID-19 so far, reported as many as 55,469 new cases. The total case tally of the state soared to 3,113,354 while the active infection load increased to 4,72,283. As many as 34,256 discharges were recorded on the day taking the total recoveries to 25,83,331. Around 297 new fatalities took the death toll to 56,330.

Following Maharashtra, the second most spike in cases was reported from Chhattisgarh at 9,921. The new cases pushed the total confirmed case tally to 3,86,269. The active COVID-19 infections now stood at 52,445. As many as 53 new deaths took the toll to 4,416.

Karnataka reported 6,150 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally to 10,26,584. The active cases of the state have surged to 45,107. The death toll of the state has reached 12,696 after recording 39 deaths in the past 24 hours.

Delhi continued to witness a worrying surge in cases with the city recording 5,100 fresh COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. The total case tally rose to 6,85,062 of which 17,332 were active infections. As many as 17 recent deaths took the overall fatalities to 11,113.

Delhi on Tuesday joined a growing number of states to impose a night curfew in view of the surge in coronavirus infections. The curfew from 10 pm to 5 am will be in force with immediate effect till April 30.

Uttar Pradesh reported 5,895 new infections on Tuesday while Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Gujarat saw new cases at 3722, 3645, 3502 and 3280 on the day.

In view of the worsening COVID-19 situation in the state, a night curfew has been imposed in 8 municipal corporations and 20 cities of Gujarat including Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot and Gandhinagar from 8 pm to 6 am till April 30.

Other states which saw a spike included Punjab (2,905 new cases), Rajasthan (2,236), Haryana (2,099), West Bengal (2,058), Andhra Pradesh (1,941), Telangana (1,498), Bihar (1,080).

The Chandigarh administration has also decided to impose a curfew from 10 pm to 5 am in the wake of the soaring coronavirus cases in the city. In Jharkhand, the government has imposed Section 144 in the state till April 30. As per the new rules, schools and colleges in the state will remain closed, more than five people will not be allowed in a public place and all shops and institutions will have to be closed after 8 pm.

Meanwhile, responding to growing demands that the age limit for COVID -19 vaccination be relaxed in view of the spike in cases, the Centre said that the aim of vaccination is now to protect those who are most vulnerable, and not to “administer the vaccine to those who want it but to those who need it”.

NITI Aayog Member (Health) Dr VK Paul said the pandemic situation in the country has worsened with a sharp rise in cases, and a large part of the population is still susceptible to the virus. He said that priority groups have been decided on the basis of who are vulnerable to mortality.India again reported above 1 lakh COVID-19 cases reaching 1,15,262 on Tuesday. The new infections pushed the total case tally of the nation to 12,799,746. The active cases comprised 8,38,633 cases. So far, 11,789,759 people have been discharged while 1,66,208 people lost their lives to COVID-19 infection. As many as 59,700 discharges and 630 deaths were recorded yesterday.

Maharashtra, which has been worst-hit from COVID-19 so far, reported as many as 55,469 new cases. The total case tally of the state soared to 3,113,354 while the active infection load increased to 4,72,283. As many as 34,256 discharges were recorded on the day taking the total recoveries to 25,83,331. Around 297 new fatalities took the death toll to 56,330.

Following Maharashtra, the second most spike in cases was reported from Chhattisgarh at 9,921. The new cases pushed the total confirmed case tally to 3,86,269. The active COVID-19 infections now stood at 52,445. As many as 53 new deaths took the toll to 4,416.

Karnataka reported 6,150 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally to 10,26,584. The active cases of the state have surged to 45,107. The death toll of the state has reached 12,696 after recording 39 deaths in the past 24 hours.

Delhi continued to witness a worrying surge in cases with the city recording 5,100 fresh COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. The total case tally rose to 6,85,062 of which 17,332 were active infections. As many as 17 recent deaths took the overall fatalities to 11,113.

Delhi on Tuesday joined a growing number of states to impose a night curfew in view of the surge in coronavirus infections. The curfew from 10 pm to 5 am will be in force with immediate effect till April 30.

Uttar Pradesh reported 5,895 new infections on Tuesday while Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Gujarat saw new cases at 3722, 3645, 3502 and 3280 on the day.

In view of the worsening COVID-19 situation in the state, a night curfew has been imposed in 8 municipal corporations and 20 cities of Gujarat including Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot and Gandhinagar from 8 pm to 6 am till April 30.

Other states which saw a spike included Punjab (2,905 new cases), Rajasthan (2,236), Haryana (2,099), West Bengal (2,058), Andhra Pradesh (1,941), Telangana (1,498), Bihar (1,080).

The Chandigarh administration has also decided to impose a curfew from 10 pm to 5 am in the wake of the soaring coronavirus cases in the city. In Jharkhand, the government has imposed Section 144 in the state till April 30. As per the new rules, schools and colleges in the state will remain closed, more than five people will not be allowed in a public place and all shops and institutions will have to be closed after 8 pm.

Meanwhile, responding to growing demands that the age limit for COVID -19 vaccination be relaxed in view of the spike in cases, the Centre said that the aim of vaccination is now to protect those who are most vulnerable, and not to “administer the vaccine to those who want it but to those who need it”.

NITI Aayog Member (Health) Dr VK Paul said the pandemic situation in the country has worsened with a sharp rise in cases, and a large part of the population is still susceptible to the virus. He said that priority groups have been decided on the basis of who are vulnerable to mortality.