Highest Spike in The Past Three Months; Health Ministry Fears National Outbreak

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  • India reported 39,726 in the last 24 hours ending 8 am Friday
  • The daily positivity rate stands at 3.37 per cent.
  • The government fears upcoming electoral polls

New Delhi: The worries for the outbreak rise as the nation registers 39,687 infections in the past 24 hours. The Union Health ministry expressed concern over the prevalence of the second wave in the country due to violation of safety norms. The new infection has taken the tally of confirmed cases to 1,15,13,989. 2,68,363 active cases have been recorded.

The recovery rates continue to fall, while the mortality rates stay stagnant. However, MoHFW has noted 20,356 recuperations and 156 deaths across the country. The death toll is now at over 1.59 lakh while over 1.10 crore people have recovered. 

Strangled by COVID, Maharashtra continues to record new infections daily. Out of the 39,687 infections reported the state contributes to nearly 26,000 cases. Maharashtra has registered 25,833 fresh cases of COVID-19 today. Maharashtra crossed its highest peak of daily cases recorded last year. 
The highest number of COVID-19 cases registered in Maharashtra was 24,886 on September 11,2020.

The Union Health Ministry reported 12,174 recuperations only, while the inoculation drive isolated 36 lakh Maharashtrians. 

Regions that were declared COVID-free zones are caught in the mutant strains’ wrist. Assam reported 33 new cases, Sikkim noted 2, and 1 case was reported by the Health Ministry of Andaman and Nicobar.  Maharashtra, Punjab, Kerala, Karnataka, and Gujarat are the five states that have recorded the highest single-day surge since yesterday, government data shows.  

A total of 3,89,20,259 vaccine doses have been administered since the initiation of the vaccination program.  A total of 3,89,20,259 citizens were inoculated in the past 24 hours.  Out of which 14,83,156 beneficiaries were vaccinated for 1st dose and 3,00,147 Heath care workers and Frontline workers received 2nd dose of vaccine.

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