Despite the imposition of strict restrictions in many states, the COVID-19 situation is getting worst day by day. India registered its highest-ever single-day spike with 261,500 fresh cases of the novel virus and recorded 1501 fatalities, taking the tally to 14,788,109 and the death toll to 177,150. The number of active cases in the country now stands at 1801316 according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare latest report.
According to the health ministry, 12,809,643 people have recovered from the disease after 138,423 Covid-19 patients were cured in the last 24 hours. India has vaccinated more than 110 million people so far.
Several cities, as well as rural areas, have been brought under strict lockdown-like measures. Most of the northern, central and western Indian cities, including Capital Delhi and financial hub Mumbai, will remain under strict weekend curfew as these metropolitan areas struggle to arrest the Covid-19 surge.
Meanwhile, 3770707 people are so far affected in Maharashtra by novel coronavirus covid-19. 3061174 out of 3770707 have recovered. Sadly, 59970 patients have died due to coronavirus in Maharashtra. 647933 patients are still in hospital and recovering. In Maharashtra, Nagpur, Pune and Mumbai remained among the worst affected urban areas in the nation as well as the world with more than 80,000 active cases.
Along with the spike in the number of Covid-19 cases, India is also seeing a rise in hospitalisations as healthcare systems across several states and cities are buckling under pressure. Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Delhi, and other states, which are seeing a surge in cases as well as deaths due to Covid-19, are facing issues like lack of medical oxygen, ICU beds and Remdesivir injections.
People have been advised by the government to remain home in order to break the transmission of Covid-19. Experts have also urged people to go back to following the Covid-19 appropriate norms that they strictly adhered to during the onset of the pandemic in 2020 to battle this recent surge in cases.