India tightens screws as Covid-19 infections hit new record
This is the biggest daily rise in cases since September 19, when 93,337 fresh infections were recorded.
India has stepped up its coronavirus vaccination drive amid a deadly second wave of infections. The event will be observed from April 6 to April 14, 2021. He also ordered the special teams to visit Punjab and Chhattisgarh due to the disproportionate number of deaths being reported.
Covaxin has been developed by the indigenous vaccine developer Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR).
Mumbai: Amid an unprecedented rise in COVID-19 cases across Maharashtra, the Cabinet met on Sunday to discuss the possibility of a lockdown may have decided against it but the authorities have put severe restrictions in place which are eerily similar to the country wide clampdown a year ago.
Andhra Pradesh: 9,07,676 total cases, 7,239 deaths, 8,90,137 recoveries.
The reasons are - severe decline in compliance of COVID-appropriate behaviour, pandemic fatigue and lack of effective implementation of containment measures.
For more information about the spread of COVID-19 and the progress of vaccination around the world, please see our interactive charts and maps. The situation is critical in Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh.
Bhopal: Increase in new cases of corona epidemic. Maharashtra, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Kerala and Punjab cumulatively account for 76.41 per cent of the total active cases in the country, the ministry said. Its contribution in total death has exceeded 7 per cent during the same period.
In Maharashtra, in the last seven days till March 23, the growth rate of new cases daily was 3.6 percent and in Punjab, it was 3.2 percent.
The new mutation is believed to be the first of its kind in the United States and potentially responsible for the surge of cases in India, according to NBC Bay Area.
On the other hand, the state government has urged daily wage workers to be given paid leave if they test positive for the coronavirus.
Thackeray also sought additional vaccine doses, saying the entire population above 45 years of age in the six worst affected districts in the state - Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Nashik, Nagpur and Aurangabad - can be covered in three weeks if 1.5 crore vaccine doses are made available.
India is now vaccinating only people above the age of 45, having covered health and front-line workers first with the AstraZeneca shot and a government-backed one.
From 1 March, the eligibility criteria was expanded to include people over 60 and those who are between 45 and 59 but have other illnesses.