India records highest daily spike since Sept 2020

NEW DELHI, APR 4 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 4/4/2021 12:03:22 PM IST

 Cases rose from 9,000 to 90,000 in less than 50 days

Caught amid a severe grip of Covid-19 infections in a second wave, India is seeing an increased surge in the daily cases- a spike escalating at a rate worse than that seen last year.

On Sunday, 93,249 new cases were reported across the country, the highest single-day rise so far this year, which took the total COVID-19 cases to 1,24,85,509, Health ministry said. This is the biggest daily rise in cases since September 19, when 93,337 fresh infections were recorded. The death toll climbed to 1,64,623 on Sunday with 513 new fatalities. 

However, as per worldometer data, the daily coronavirus case count in India crossed one lakh for the first time. The data updated late Sunday night showed 1,03,764 new cases in 24 hours and 165,132 deaths recorded.

According to Health ministry’s data, the number of daily Covid-19 cases shot up 10 times in a span of 50 days. India reported 9,121 cases on February 16, according to the health ministry. But in the weeks that followed, the number of daily cases increased at an alarming rate. When April began, the number touched 90,000 and on Sunday (April 4), India reported 93,249 new cases within a span of 24 hours, the highest since September last year.

Govt cites 3 reasons for Covid surge
Spl. Correspondent
NEW DELHI, APR 4 (NPN): Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting at New Delhi on Sunday to review the COVID-19 situation and vaccination programme in the country. 
The meeting highlighted three main reasons for the sharp rise in cases-- severe decline in compliance of COVID-appropriate behaviour, pandemic fatigue and lack of effective implementation of containment measures at the field level.
Meanwhile, a special campaign for COVID-appropriate behaviour with emphasis on 100% mask usage, personal hygiene and sanitation at public places /workplaces and health facilities will be organised from April 6 to 14.

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