Corona Update: India Racing towards 4 lakh Count; 3,501 Deaths Recorded

Story Highlights
  • First US emergency consignment lands at Delhi Airport
  • After Oxygen Crises, the nation heads toward vaccine shortage
  • UTs register an alarming rise

New Delhi: The novel coronavirus infected nearly 3.8 lakh new people, yet again delaying the recovery of the nation killing 3,501 in the last 24hours. This being the ninth day of the rise, the mortality count is rising dramatically logging 2,08,330 deaths so far. The second wave titled India as the second most affected nation globally. 

After the appeal by the country to the neighbouring nations, the US military plane bought the first emergency COVID supplies funded by the Senate.  A Super Galaxy military transporter carrying more than 400 oxygen cylinders and other hospital equipment and nearly one million rapid coronavirus tests landed in Delhi. 

The worst-hit, Maharashtra state reported 66,159 new infections and 771 deaths in a single day. The BMC paused their vaccination drive shutting down three vaccination centres for the coming three days in view of the depletion of the vaccines. 

Kerala, logged 38,607 cases, in the view of which the CM Pinarayi Vijayan has announced to impose strict restrictions from May 4 to 9 to break the infection chain.  Neighbouring Karnataka saw 35,024 fresh cases and 270 deaths in the last 24 hours. 

Delhi once bet its previous record, registering 395 deaths and 24,235 new cases burdening the already overwhelmed health care sector.

Sources reveal UP Health care data recorded 295 deaths in a single day that pushed the mortality rate to 12,238.

 Mizoram, which has the third least number of COVID-19 cases in the country after Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands, reported 139 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of coronavirus cases to 6,019. 

Uncertainty still looms over the nation despite the new phase of vaccination being launched tomorrow as severely affected states quoted a shortage in vaccines.

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