New Delhi: Coronavirus is rearing its ugly head again, at least, the soaring numbers suggest so. The nation recorded its highest number of fresh Covid-19 cases in past 24 hours. At 3,016 cases in 24 hours, this is highest single-day hike since September 2022.
Though, the fresh virus infection hasn’t been as lethal as the dreaded times of pandemic but Covid-related deaths have been reported from various parts of the country including Karnataka, Maharashtra & a few more states.
The last such spike in Covid-19 cases was recorded in October 2022. On October 2, a total of 3,375 cases were recorded.
The surge in Covid-19 also means increase in positivity rate, a parameter which indicates the speed of virus spread. According to official numbers from Union Health Ministry, there are a total of over 13,000 active cases in the country, till Thursday.
The Corona cases have been on an upsurge for last few days and numbers are recording uptick on daily basis. On Wednesday, the nation logged more than 2,000 Covid cases while Delhi alone recorded more than 300 cases.
The spike in Covid-19 cases has sent alarm bells ringing for the Health Ministry as it bears similarity with the ‘existing pattern’ of virus spread in last few years.
Since 2020, March has been a month of worry as Corona cases started building up and in very less time snowballed into a big crisis. Though, country’s leading doctors & experts have ruled out any fear of health hazard building up, the rising numbers are surely a concern.
Corona review meetings by Health departments has already begun and officials are contemplating about bringing Covid restrictions in place.
Covid deaths, vaccines & recoveries
According to official estimates, the country has recorded a total death toll of 5,30,862 due to Covid-19 virus. Among the latest 14 deaths, 3 Covid-related deaths were reported from Maharashtra, 2 from Delhi & 1 from Himachal.
The number of recoveries from Coronavirus stood at 4,41,68,321.
India’s record in vaccinating people against Covid stands at record 220 crore. According to Health Ministry, more than 220.65 crore doses of Covid vaccine has been administered in the country.