The numbers are rising day by day in many states in India. Unexpected 43,846 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours, taking the country's total tally to over 1.15 crore cases. Actually, this is the highest single-day spike since 25th November. Out of this, over 309 lakh cases are active while 1.11 crore people have recovered. With 197 new deaths, the death toll is now over 1.59 lakh. Maharashtra reported 27,126 new cases, while Punjab had 2,578 on Sunday.
As cases continue to rise in Madhya Pradesh, a one-day lockdown has now been imposed in Bhopal and will continue every Sunday until further orders. Apart from Bhopal, Indore and Jabalpur will undergo similar Sunday lockdowns. The state government has also announced that schools and colleges in these three cities will remain closed till March 31.
"On the vaccine front, over 4.36 crore doses have been administered till now, with over 16 lakh people vaccinated in the last 24 hours."
As the country recorded over 1 lakh infections in just 3 days, eight states including, Maharashtra and Delhi have been reporting a rising trajectory of new covid-19 cases. Maharashtra, Kerala, and Punjab cumulatively account for 76.22 percent of India's total active caseload.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra reported the highest one-day spike with 27,126 COVID-19 cases on Saturday since the pandemic outbreak, a health official said. Maharashtra Tourism and Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray said he tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday. He requested everyone who came in contact with him to take the COVID-19 test.
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