(TibetanReview.net, Apr07’21) – Daily Covid-19 cases in India reported this morning hit a new record amid calls for more vaccinations and reports about vaccine shortage.
Cases are increasing faster than during the first wave with the result that active cases had crossed 8 lakh just two days after going past the 7-lakh mark, noted the timesofindia.com Apr 7.
This was the fastest 1 lakh rise in active cases since the outbreak of the pandemic, with the count rising by a record 54,000 on Apr 6 alone. The previous fastest increase in active cases across 1 lakh milestones was three days, recorded twice during the ongoing second wave, the report noted.
Rejecting the demands to further open up the vaccination in view of rising cases, New Delhi has said Jun 6 that the aim was to protect the vulnerable population and to vaccinate “those who require it”, not those who “want it”.
“The intensity of the pandemic has increased and it is spreading faster than last time. In some states, it (the condition) is worse than others but the upswing (in cases) can be observed across the country,” Dr V K Paul, who heads India’s Covid-19 task force, has said, adding the next four weeks will be “critical”.
The latest data from India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare show that there were 115,736 new Covid-19 cases and 630 new deaths in the country in the past 24 hours as of Apr 7 at 8 AM, taking their cumulative totals to 12,801,785 cases and 166,177 deaths respectively.
A total of 11,792,135, or 92.11%, had recovered while the number of active cases was 843,473, or 6.59% of the total. Both the percentage figures were in keeping with continuous, rapidly worsening trends. However, the case fatality has remained at 1.30%.
The active caseload was at its lowest at 1,35,926 on Feb 12 comprising 1.25% of the total infections.
The latest daily number of new cases, at 115,736, was substantially higher than the daily number of those who had recovered, at 59,856, leading to a big jump in the number of active cases by 55,250.
Seventeen states have reported more than 1,000 new cases in the last 24 hours, namely Maharashtra (55,469), Chattisgarh (9,921), Karnataka (6,150), Uttar Pradesh (5,895), Delhi (5,100), Madhya Pradesh (3,722), Tamil Nadu (3,645), Kerala (3,502), Gujarat (3,280), Punjab (2,905), Rajasthan (2,236), Haryana (2,099), West Bengal (2,058), Andhra Pradesh (1,941), Telangana (1,914), Jharkhand (1,264), and Bihar (1,080).
Seven more states/Union Territories have reported more than 100 new cases in the last 24 hours, namely Uttarakhand (791), Odisha (588), Jammu and Kashmir (561), Himachal Pradesh (428), Goa (387), Chandigarh (319), and Puducherry (237).
Sixteen states/Union Territories have reported 3 or more Covid-19 deaths each in the last 24 hours, namely Maharashtra (297), Punjab (61), Chattisgarh (53), Karnataka (39), Uttar Pradesh (30), Madhya Pradesh (18), Delhi (17), Gujarat (17), Tamil Nadu (15), Kerala (14), Haryana (9), Andhra Pradesh (7), West Bengal (7), Telangana (5), Himachal Pradesh (5), and Jharkhnd (4). The rest of the states/Union Territories have reported 2 or less deaths.
India is currently the country with the world’s third highest number of Covid-19 cases and the fourth highest number of deaths in cumulative numbers.
The cumulative total of Covid-19 cases among Tibetans in India, Nepal and Bhutan has remained unchanged at 1,732, according to the tally of the Central Tibetan Administration on its Tibet.net website Apr 7. Of them, 1,576 had recovered, 109 were active and 47 had died.
Across the world the number of Covid-19 cases totaled 132,544,153 and the deaths 2,876,084, according to the tally of Johns Hopkins University as of 4:51 PM on Apr 7, 2021.