India crosses the 200,000 threshold of daily COVID19 infections since the pandemic began

Over 200,000 new COVID19 cases have been reported across the country in the last 24 hours, taking India’s total tally of infections to more than 14 million. The country is the second-worst affected worldwide after the United States Of America, having moved past Brazil. Rajasthan has imposed night curfew in all cities from April 16 to April 30.

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| Updated: April 15th, 2021

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With over 200,000 new coronavirus infections reported in the last 24 hours, India has registered the highest spike in COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began. Just 10 days ago, on April 5, 100,000 cases, nearly half the present figure — were reported. 

As per data shared by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, the total active COVID cases stands at 1,471,877. Maharashtra leads with 613,635 cases, followed by Chhattisgarh at 118,626 and Uttar Pradesh at 111,835 cases. The total active caseload 10 days ago was over 741,830.

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Over 1,000 people have lost their lives to the virus in the last 24 hours, taking the country’s total death toll to 173,123. This data was shared by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare today.

With the new cases, the total tally of COVID-19 cases in the country rose to 14 million, making India the second-worst affected country globally, after the United States (31.4 million).

The country has seen a sudden spike in the number of COVID cases this month. Several states have been enforcing strict restrictions and partial to complete lockdowns to curb the spread of the virus.

With over 58,952 fresh coronavirus infections and 278 deaths, Maharashtra continues to remain the worst-hit state even after the state began a 15-day curfew from 8pm on April 15.

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Rajasthan has also imposed a night curfew from 6 pm to 6 am in the entire state. Yesterday, the state reported 6,200 new COVID cases.

After Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh is the second-worst affected state, at 20,439. It is followed by Chhattisgarh, at 14,250. The national capital recorded 17,282 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus infection yesterday, the highest since the pandemic began.

With 11,265 new COVID cases in the last 24 hours, Karnataka reported the highest single-day spike in Corona cases this year. The state government has ruled out the possibility of a lockdown. However, night curfew has been imposed in seven districts of the state, including in capital Bengaluru, until April 20.

Statewise active caseload of the country shows Maharashtra has the highest active cases in the country, at 613,635. It is followed by Chhattisgarh at 118,626 and Uttar Pradesh at 111,835.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education has cancelled the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) examinations for class 10 and postponed it for class 12.  This decision came after demands from various quarters to cancel the CBSE board examinations.

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