India records over 1.15 lakh fresh coronavirus cases

Publish: 7:46 PM, April 7, 2021 | Update: 7:46:PM, April 7, 2021

NEW DELHI,  – India has recorded the highest number 1,15,736 Covid-19 cases during the last 24 hours ending this morning for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic last year.

“A total of 115,736 cases, the highest number so far, were detected across the country in the last 24 hours,” said a Union Health Ministry data updated at 8 am today.

With the new diagnosis, India recorded more than 100,000 Covid-19 cases for the second time this year that forced authorities to take stringent measures to comply with the coronavirus protocol to prevent the spread of the infection.

Earlier, 103,558 cases were reported across the country on April 5 after On September 16 last year, India recorded its highest Covid-19 cases of 97,860.

With the total 1,15,736 new infections during the last 24 hours, the country’s total caseload reached over 1.28 crore.

Besides, 630 deaths in the last 24 hours have pushed the total coronavirus fatality count in India, the world’s third worst-hit country after the United States and Brazil, to 1,66,177.

According to the official data, Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi are the most affected states with the highest rise in daily infections.

Maharashtra, the worst-hit state, reported over 55,000 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours followed by Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Punjab and Chhattisgarh in terms of the total caseload.

Six per cent of India’s Covid cases and 3 percent of Covid deaths in the country are from Chhattisgarh, whose population is lesser than that of the bigger states.

Delhi recorded 5,100 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, which is its biggest single-day Covid-19 figure this year.

With the increase of coronavirus cases, the Delhi government on Tuesday imposed a 10 pm to 5 am night time curfew till April 30.

In the wake of the surge in coronavirus cases in most of states across the country, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has convened an emergency meeting with the chief ministers of all states tomorrow to discuss the measures to tackle the second wave of the coronavirus disease.

However, official sources said that more than 8.40 crore Covid-19 vaccines doses were administered till 8 pm yesterday in the country, the 81 day of Covid-19 vaccination.