Covid Spike: India Reports 3,303 New Cases And 2,563 Recoveries In Last 24 Hours

India on Thursday reported another Covid-19 spike with 3,303 new infections in the last 24 hours and 39 fatalities, the union health ministry reported, that took the tally of total cases till now to 4,30,68,799, while the active cases increased to 16,980. The daily cases crossed the 3,000-mark after 46 days. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 5,23,693 with 39 more fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases increased by 701 in the past one day at a rate of 0.04 per cent. A total of 2,563 people were discharged in the past 24 hours, bringing the total recoveries to nearly 4.26 crore.

Meanwhile, the covid-19 tally in the nat’l capital again crossed the 1,000 mark, with 1,367 new cases and one death in the last 24 hours. Whereas, India’s financial capital Mumbai registered 112 new cases, the highest count since February 25. Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday urged people to follow all precautionary guidelines to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

“The corona is not over yet, with new viruses being born around the world. In China, 40 cr people are currently in lockdown. Although we too have successfully battled the three waves, we lost some of our loved ones’, said Mr. Uddhav Thackeray, CM, Maharashtra.

Yesterday, PM Narendra Modi held a meeting with the CMs over the Covd-19 situation in the country. During the virtual meeting, he said that said the authorities needed to remain vigilant as the challenges related to the pandemic were not over, adding that the vaccination of all eligible children at the earliest was a priority for the government.

“Despite managing the Covid crisis, as compared to other countries, we can see cases’ uptick in states now. We have to stay alert. It’s clear that the Covid challenge has yet not been surpassed,” Modi said.

“We have to promote Covid-appropriate behaviour in public places,” he further added.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 83,64,71,748 samples have been tested up to April 27 for COVID-19. Of these 4,97,669 samples were tested on Wednesday. After the continuous decline in Covid cases for 11 weeks, the sudden spike in the cases since a few days is a matter of concern for the govt as well as the public.

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