New Delhi: A massive spike of 2 lakh new COVID-19 cases took India’s total coronavirus count to 1.40 crore, as per the Union Health Ministry on Thursday (April 15, 2021).
India reported 2,00,739 new COVID-19 cases alongside 93,528 recoveries and 1,038 deaths in the last 24 hours. The unprecedented surge in infections has taken the country’s active count to 14,71,877.
Ten states namely Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Rajasthan have shown a rise in the COVID-19 daily new cases. 82.04% of the new cases are reported from these 10 states only.
Amid rising COVID-19 cases, the Delhi government Wednesday (April 14) decided to augment the city’s bed capacity by linking banquet halls to government hospitals and hotels to private hospitals.
The national capital on Wednesday recorded over 17,282 fresh infections, which is the highest ever COVID-19 infections in the city. The city on Wednesday broke its own previous daily spikes, while also pushing the cumulative tally to 767,438 cases. Earlier, the state government had named 14 private hospitals including Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, St Stephens Hospital and Tis Hazari in the national capital as “COVID-19 care” hospitals.
Even in the NCR region of the national capital, the areas are witnessing sudden surge. The areas such as Kavi Nagar, Indirapuram, Vijay Nagar have over 100 active coronavirus cases. The number of containment zones in Ghaziabad on Sunday (April 11) was 169 while it increased to 233 on the very day on Monday (April 12).
Meanwhile, 11,44,93,238 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered across India. Over 30 lakh vaccination doses were administered in the country in the last 24 hours.