India sees COVID-19 surge with over 47,000 daily cases, 275 deaths
Kathmandu : India’s COVID tally reached 11,734,058 on Wednesday even as 47,262 new cases were reported from across the country, according to the latest figures released by federal health ministry.
Besides, 275 deaths since Tuesday morning took the death toll to 160,441. Both the number of new cases and deaths recorded in past 24 hours are the highest this year so far.
There are still 368,457 active cases in the country, while 11,205,160 people have been discharged so far from hospitals after medical treatment.
There was an increase of 23,080 active cases during the previous 24 hours, out of which most cases were reported from the southwestern state of Maharashtra.
The number of daily active cases has been on the rise over the past few days, even as another wave of COVID-19 looms large in India.
In January the number of daily cases in the country had come down to below 10,000. As many as 9,102 new cases were reported between Jan. 25-26, which was the lowest in the previous 237 days. Prior to that the lowest number of daily new cases were 9,304 registered on June 4, 2020.
India launched its nationwide vaccination drive on Jan. 16. So far over 50 million people have been vaccinated across the country.
Meanwhile, the federal government has ramped up COVID-19 testing facilities across the country, as more than 236 million tests have been conducted so far.
As many as 236,438,861 were conducted till Tuesday, out of which 1,025,628 tests were conducted on Tuesday, said the latest data issued by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Wednesday.
The national capital Delhi, which has been one of the most COVID-19 affected places in the country, has been witnessing comparatively a lesser number of cases over the past several months. As many as 1,101 new cases and four deaths were registered in the national capital through Tuesday.
So far as many as 10,967 people have died in the capital due to COVID-19, confirmed the Delhi’s health department.