Active COVID-19 cases cross 12 lakh-mark as India reports biggest 1-day spike of nearly 1.69 lakh cases | Updates
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Continuing the upward trend, India on Monday reported nearly 1,68,912 lakh fresh coronavirus cases, the biggest single-day spike since the outbreak of the pandemic, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. With this spike, the number of active coronavirus cases in India climbed to 12,01,009 while the total caseload reached 1,35,27,717.
The Union Health Ministry, in its daily updates, also said that 904 deaths fatalities were reported in India on Monday taking the total death count to 1,70,179. It said that India has a fatality rate of 1.26 per cent which is the lowest in the world.
Meanwhile, it said that 75,086 also recovered from the infection during the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 1,21,56,529. However, India's recovery rate on Monday plunged to 89.86 per cent with the country reporting its biggest-ever single-day spike.
Maharashtra and Delhi continue to remain the worst-hit states in India. The two states reported more than 63,000 and 10,700 coronavirus cases respectively. The Chief Ministers of the states -- Uddhav Thackeray and Arvind Kejriwal -- will also hold crucial meets on Monday to discuss the situation.
Though Kejriwal has ruled out imposing a lockdown, Thackeray has said that lockdown is the "only solution" left with Maharashtra to control the spike in coronavirus cases.
Following is the state-wise report of coronavirus pandemic in India:
|Name of State/UT||Active Cases||Cured/Discharged||Deaths|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||88||5040||62|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu||394||3687||2|
|Jammu and Kashmir||7335||129021||2034|
(Disclaimer: The information mentioned above has been taken from the official website of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare)
Meanwhile, India on Sunday began the four-day 'Tika utsav' to vaccinate maximum number of people. Asserting that the 'tika utsav', a vaccination drive between April 11 and 14, marks the beginning of the another major war on COVID-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday made several suggestions to people on curbing the virus and urged them to focus on personal and social hygiene.
In a blog addressed to the countrymen, he urged them to remember four things, including "each one, vaccinate one"- helping those getting vaccinated who are less educated and elderly and who cannot go for the jab themselves, and "each one, treat one"- helping those who do not have the means or do not know about the facilities available for vaccination.
"Our success will be determined by our awareness of the micro containment zone. Our success will be determined by not leaving the house when there is no need. Our success will also depend on whether we wear masks and follow other rules," he said, adding that it will also depend on getting those eligible for vaccine inoculated.
(With inputs from PTI)
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