India on Saturday morning reported 14,516 fresh coronavirus cases in a single day, pushing the country’s Covid-19 caseload to over 3.95 lakh. However, by evening, several states reported over 5,000 coronavirus cases. This was the third consecutive day that India registered a record jump in the number of coronavirus cases. But so far, around 54.13 per cent of the patients have recovered. Maharashtra, the worst-hit state in the country by the pandemic, alone reported 3,874, its highest ever jump in a single day. The latest spike in cases took the state’s total tally to 1,28,205. As many as 5,984 people have succumbed to Covid-19 in Maharashtra so far. With the highest single-day spike of 3,630 Covid-19 cases, the total tally in Delhi rose to over 56,000, while the death toll mounted to 2,112. India is the fourth worst-hit nation by the pandemic after the US, Brazil and Russia. Stay tuned to IndiaToday.in for all the latest updates.
Here’s what you need to know:
- The total number of confirmed cases in India crossed the four lakh mark on Saturday. India is now the biggest epicentre of the coronavirus disease pandemic in Asia and the fourth worst-affected nation in the world.
- With over 4.11 lakh COVID-19 cases and a death toll of over 13,200, India is now just behind the United States, Brazil, and Russia in terms of the total confirmed cases.
- Earlier this week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a consultation with chief ministers of all states to discuss ways to control the spread of the virus. He made it clear that the nationwide lockdown will not be imposed again. In fact, a period of unlocking has begun.
- The central government still keeps denying that community transmission is taking place in India.