Coronavirus Lockdown Highlights: Maharashtra sees highest daily count of 47,827 cases; People have become complacent, says CM

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The nationwide tally of COVID-19 cases has increased to 1,22,21,665. (Photo source: IE)

Coronavirus India Lockdown Highlights: The number of coronavirus cases continues to rise as India recorded the highest single-day rise in coronavirus cases in six months, with 81,466 new infections in 24 hours. With this, the nationwide tally of points has increased to 1,23,03,131. Among the worst-hit states is Maharashtra, which has reported the highest daily new cases at 47,827. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said the state might soon face a shortage of healthcare

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Infrastructure if the present “alarming situation” on coronavirus cases continues. Addressing people of the state on social media, Thackeray also said stricter curbs would be imposed in one or two days to check the surge in COVID-19 cases. “Till now, we administered 65 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses, including three lakh vaccine doses yesterday,” he said. Some people are getting infected even after vaccination because they stop wearing masks,” Thackeray said. “I cannot rule out imposing a lockdown if the current situation prevails,” he said. People have become complacent, he added.

Delhi recorded over 3500 COVID-19 cases for the first time this year, as 3,594 infections were reported on Friday. Health bulletin stated that Delhi’s positivity rate stands at 4.11%, and 14 deaths were recorded. Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held an ‘urgent meeting to prepare an action plan in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases in the national capital. Apart from the health minister, officials of concerned departments also took part in the meeting.

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India has already launched the third phase of COVID-19 vaccination, open for all aged 45 and above. In a bid to exponentially expand the inoculation drive, the Centre has announced that all vaccination centers, public and private, will remain operational throughout April, including on gazetted holidays. For all the recent news and updates on the coronavirus pandemic from India and across the world, keep following our LIVE BLOG.

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