India Records Highest Daily Spike in COVID Cases Since Pandemic Outbreak

 - Sakshi Post

India reported 1,03,558 new COVID-19 cases, which is the biggest-ever daily surge since the pandemic started. With this, the total number of positive cases in India rose to 1,25,89,067. The country added 478 new deaths, taking the toll to 1,65,101.

Single-day infections have been rising since early February when they fell to below 9,000 after peaking at almost 100,000 in September.

All the air travellers from Mumbai and Bengaluru arriving at any airport need to carry a negative RT-PCR report of test conducted within 72 hours of arrival, with effect from April 9.

Amid a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha, a night curfew was imposed in 10 districts with effect from April 5. The Rajasthan government has said that RT-PCR tests will be made mandatory for those who are leaving or entering the state on April 4. This is in the wake of rising cases of COVID-19 within the state. 

On April 4, 15,40,676 beneficiaries were given the first shot, while 97,788 people received their second doses. More than 7.91 crore beneficiaries have been vaccinated for COVID-19 so far, according to Union Health Ministry's latest provisional report.

The government recently revised the gap for the Oxford-AstraZeneca's Covishield, being manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, to six-eight weeks but the interval for Bharat Biotech's Covaxin remains unchanged.

Also Read: India Tops World in Corona Infections After Highest Single Day Jump In cases

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