New Record 2.34 lakh COVID-19 cases in 24 hours take India's active count to 16.79 lakh, total cases to 1.45 crore
Official Data: 2,34,692 new COVID-19 cases, 1,23,354 recoveries and 1,341 deaths in the last 24 hours
2.34 lakh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours took India's active count to 16.79 lakh, as per the Union Health Ministry on Saturday (April 17, 2021). The country's total coronavirus caseload has now soared to 1.45 crore.
According to official data, there were 2,34,692 new COVID-19 cases, 1,23,354 recoveries and The total number of cases of Corona infected has risen to 1,45,26,609, of which, 1,26,71,220 have recovered. 16,79,740 are active cases and 1,75,649 have succumbed to the virus till date out of which 1,341 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours.
The country, going through the second and the worst COVID-19 wave so far, recorded 2,17,353 new infections on Friday.
The daily COVID-19 cases in India have doubled in the last 10 days.
Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh have been the worst-hit states in the recent wave. As of Friday, all these three states have recorded more than one lakh active coronavirus cases.
It is to be noted that Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala cumulatively account for over 65% of India's total active cases.
Earlier on Friday, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr.Harsh Vardhan visited the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi to review their COVID-19 preparedness. Dr.Vardhan held a detailed review meeting on the availability of beds/oxygenated beds at the general/ICU wards with the heads of the various departments engaged in treating COVID and non-COVID medical conditions taking note of difficulties faced by them and their colleagues in carrying out their present duties as the virus is spreading very fast.
The corona virus cases are increasing rapidly in India - which in turn can be quite dangerous for the citizens. Various state governments have imposed strict safety measures in light of controlling further spread. Common citizens should also act responsibly and follow all the safety Rules given by Government.