India reports more than 200,000 new Covid-19 cases for first time

India reports more than 200,000 new Covid-19 cases for first time

As many were wondering, if we have already crossed the peak, the nation surprised them the following day, by recording highest single-day spike with 184,372 fresh COVID-19 infections on Wednesday.

There will be no in-house dining in restaurants and cinema halls will be allowed to operate with only 30 per cent capacity, the chief minister said at an online press conference a day after the city recorded the biggest single-day jump 17,282 new COVID-19 cases.

India is now one of only two countries to go beyond the 200,000 mark, along with the U.S.

India also added 1,038 deaths in the past day, taking the total to nearly 175,000, the health ministry data showed, although on a per capita basis India is far behind many other countries. Its caseload is the world's second highest, after the U.S.

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India had stemmed the spread of coronavirus but its healthcare system is struggling to deal with the large number of infections, with reports of shortages in critical-care beds, oxygen, delays in testing and hospitals turning away critically ill patients pouring in from across the country. Over 1,700 have tested positive at the Kumbh Mela over the span of five days.

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Experts have called for India to step up its inoculation efforts.

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India has so far injected 115 million vaccine doses, the highest globally after the United States and China, but that covers only a small fraction of its 1.4 billion people.

From April 4 to April 13, Delhi has recorded a total of 77,775 COVID-19 cases, witnessing a massive rise of 234 per cent.

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From April 2, the government started vaccinating all people above 45 years. This increases the risk of contracting the disease, she added.

Amid demands for lowering the age limit, some say shots should be given to those who require them the most.

The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) approved the use of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against coronavirus in the country on Monday.

The country is now administering COVAXIN and AstraZeneca's vaccine, which is manufactured by the Serum Institute of India and branded Covishield.

The Delhi government has also imposed a weekend curfew in the state to tackle the rising CPVID-19 cases. The move could pave the way for possible imports of Pfizer, Moderna and other vaccines. In March, 88,710 cases in total and 216 fatalities have been recorded in that month in the financial capital of the country, according to official data.

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