India reports record 200,000 new covid-19 cases as outbreak spreads

India reports more than 200,000 new Covid-19 cases for first time

India hits record 200000 daily Covid cases, hospitals stretched

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to1,23,36,036, while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.24 per cent, the data stated. The state had recorded over 10,000 daily cases for the first time just four days ago, when the count had hit 12,787.

India reported 200,739 daily new COVID-19 cases and 1,038 deaths on Thursday. A staggering 11,265 fresh cases and 38 deaths were reported in the 24-hour period.

Over 13.84 lakh tests were conducted on April 14.

Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Rajasthan have shown a high rise in the COVID daily new cases and 80.76 per cent of the new cases are reported from these ten states.

The positivity rate on Thursday mounted to 20.22 per cent, the highest till date in Delhi.

India is only the second country in the world after the United States to cross the threshold of 200,000 new cases a day. The cases in Delhi have since April 11 been on an upward spiral, 13,468 cases on Tuesday, and eventually 17,282 cases on Wednesday.

A massive second wave of infections is centred on the rich state of Maharashtra, which makes up a quarter of the tally, and is spreading wider as doctors and experts blame everything from official complacency to aggressive variants.

The figures do not include cases and deaths from Ladakh and Tripura. She said the younger population was getting more infected as elderly have mostly got vaccinated, and the older population is more at home, but younger demographic segment is gong out and meeting others or socialising, partying or travelling, which increases the chance of infection. Amid rising cases and shortage of beds and critical care facilities, the Delhi's local government issued orders to attach hotels and banquet halls with private and government hospitals, to add more beds for Covid patients. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced sweeping restrictions, including a weekend curfew and the closure of malls, gyms, spas and auditoriums, in a bid to break the chain of Covid infections in the city.

As many as nine states have registered their highest single-day toll on Wednesday, with UP logging over 20,000 new cases while Delhi registering over 17,000 new infections.

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