3.79 Lakh Covid Cases, 3,645 Deaths As India Daily Figures Reach New High
India Covid cases: Over 1.83 crore people have contracted the virus so far.
India’s daily Covid figures reached a new high today with 3,79,257 fresh infections and 3,645 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. The caseload surged to 1.83 crore cases; over 2.04 lakh people have died so far. The spike has overwhelmed hospitals.
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India has been recording over three lakh cases every day for over a week now. More than 2 lakh cases are being recorded since April 15. Shortage of hospital beds, medical oxygen and crucial anti-viral drugs has added to the difficulties of Covid patients.
All adults can get themselves vaccinated from Saturday as the government widens the vaccine coverage and hopes to curb the spread. On Wednesday, over 1.3 crore people applied for Covid vaccination on CoWIN, the government’s registration website; a few glitches were reported initially.
The United States, the UK, Russia and China are sending help to India amid the crisis. In a tweet, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd J Austin III, said, “We’re committed to use every resource at our disposal, within our authority, to support India’s frontline healthcare workers.”
Karnataka and West Bengal on Wednesday recorded the biggest surge in Covid cases since the start of the pandemic. More than 39,000 cases were recorded by Karnataka while Bengal saw a record single-day surge of 17,207 infections. Today, voting is being held for 35 seats of Bengal for the eighth and last phase.
Kerala recorded more than 35,000 new Covid cases while Uttar Pradesh recorded over 29,000 cases. Even as Delhi remains under a curfew for the second consecutive week, the city recorded 25,986 cases.
Across the world, nearly 14.96 crore people have been affected so far; 31.5 lakh people have died.