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Published On: Sun, Apr 18th, 2021

Biggest Ever Single-Day C-19 Spike in Delhi,Maharashtra & Punjab

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bodiesNEW DELHI  India has reported 2,61,500 new COVI-19 cases, 1,501 fatalities and 1,38,423 discharges in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said. Total cases in the country have reached 1,47,88,109 of which active cases are 18,01,316. As many as 1,28,09,643 people have recovered while 1,77,150 people have died so far, the health ministry said.
The unprecedented cases in the national capital have been reported on the day its Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, flagged an imminent oxygen shortage in the coming days if the stocks are not replenished. He also alleged the quota of the city has been diverted to other states.
“Del facing acute shortage of oxygen. In view of sharply increasing cases, Del needs much more than normal supply. Rather than increasing supply, our normal supply has been sharply reduced and Delhi’s quota has been diverted to other states. OXYGEN HAS BECOME AN EMERGENCY IN DEL,” he tweeted this evening.
Meanwhile, a lot of young people testing COVID positive as compared to old people. Symptoms are different this time. Many are complaining of dry mouth, gastrointestinal issues, nausea, loose tools, red eyes & headache. Everyone doesn’t complain of fever, says Genestrings Diagnostic Centre chief Gauri Agarwal.
The active cases in India now stand at 18,01,316, comprising 12.18 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has dropped to 86.62 per cent, the ministry said. India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed 20 lakh on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.
Maharashtra and Delhi recorded their biggest ever single-day surge in COVID-19 cases on Sunday. while,  Maharashtra logged 68,631 infections and 503 fatalities, it said. Both Delhi and Maharashtra have imposed restrictions to fight the rapid surge of the second wave of the pandemic.
The Maharashtra government has also been highlighting the shortage of oxygen for the COVID-19 patients in the state. On Saturday, Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said he had reached out to Uddhav Thackeray and assured him that Maharashtra – the worst-affected state in the country – would get an “adequate and uninterrupted supply of medical oxygen”, and 1,121 ventilators. Comments India saw the deadliest day of the pandemic with 1,501 deaths and the biggest daily surge of 2,61,500 infections on Sunday.
Sixty-eight more people died from coronavirus in Punjab on Sunday as the health authorities reported another record daily spike of 4,957 cases, pushing the state’s infection tally to 3,00,038. On Saturday, the state had witnessed its highest daily increase of 4,498 cases. With 68 more fatalities in the past 24 hours, the death toll climbed to 7,902 in the state, according to a medical bulletin. Eleven deaths were reported in Amritsar, nine in Gurdaspur, seven in Patiala and six in Rupnagar. Mohali reported 880 cases, the maximum in the state, followed by 742 in Amritsar, 686 in Ludhiana, 445 in Jalandhar and 379 in Patiala. The number of active cases stands at 34,190.
(With Bureau Reports).



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