India reported close to 1,45,384 fresh cases of the Novel Coronavirus infection. This is the fifth consecutive day, India reported more than 1 lakh cases in one day.
The new figures of the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 cases were confirmed by the Union Health Ministry on the 10th of April. According to the data, besides 1,45,384 positive cases, the Nation reported 794 deaths and 77,567 recovered/discharged cases.
With this, India has 1,32,05,0926 positive cases, of which 10,46,631 are active cases, 1,19,90,859 are recovered/discharged cases and 1,68,436 people have died so far. The updated data is available on the official website of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW.)
The second wave of COVID-19 in India is worsening every passing day. The active case load also increased by 7 % on a daily basis. In addition, the Nation witnessed more than 6.16 lakh COVID-19 infections in the last five days and close to 3,335 people have died during this period.
Due to the sudden rise in cases, states like Maharashtra, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Karnataka and Punjab imposed restrictions like night curfew and weekend lockdown. Of the aforementioned states and Union Territory (UT) Maharashtra reported the highest number of single day COVID-19 cases of more than 55,000. It is also the worst COVID-19 hit State in India, contributing 50 % of the total active cases in India As of now, Maharashtra has 5,34,603 COVID-19 active cases, whereas total cases stand at 32,88,540.
On the other hand, the Indian Health Ministry also confirmed that nearly 9.8 crore people were given COVID-19 doses at vaccination centre till date. The vaccination drive which started on the 16th of January is moving ahead in a fast pace to contribute in the prevention of the spread of the Novel Coronavirus cases. In order to increase the number of COVID-19 vaccine receivers, the Government of India (GoI) announced COVID-19 vaccination drives at workplaces for eligible beneficiaries. People above 45 years old at private and government offices could administer the two India made vaccines by reaching out to the nearest COVID-19 centres.
The COVID-19 vaccination drive at workplaces would begin from the 11th of April across India.