India Crosses 1 Lakh COVID- 19 Mark, Reports 1,03558 New Cases

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India on the 5th of April, confirmed 1,03,558 new cases of the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19.  This is the highest single day spike, India recorded in 2021.

From a 10,000 single day spike, India once again reached 1 lakh single day spike.  In addition to the 1,03,558 new cases the Nation reported 52,847 recovered/discharged cases and 478 fatalities in the past 24 hours.   The data was updated by the Union Health Ministry on the 5th of April.   As per the data available on the official website of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW,) India has 1,25,89,067 positive cases, of which 1,65,101 are deceased cases, 1,16,82,136 recovered/discharged cases and 7,41,830  cases.

Earlier, the highest single day spike was 97,894, reported on the 4th of April.  Concerned about the situation, many states announced partial lockdown, night curfews and other restrictions to curb the spread of the virus.  

Last year, it took 76 days for the single day rise in coronavirus cases in India to reach the then peak of 97,894 from 20,000. However, this time the daily rise in cases has increased at a faster pace taking just 25 days  to cross 1 lakh milestone. 

With this, the recovery rate of India dropped down to 92.80 % from the previous 95% and active case load rate increased to 5.89 % from the previous 3 %.

The fatality rate also showed a difference of  1.30 % from the previous 1.40 %.

Meanwhile, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR,) a total of 24,90,19,657 samples have been tested till the 4th of April, including  8,93,749 samples tested in the past 24 hours. 

The Central Government is meanwhile, trying to vaccinate a large number of people with the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination drive.  Close to 7 crore people were given the two India made doses of the Novel Coronavirus vaccines.   While one vaccine is manufactured by the Hyderabad based Bharat Biotech International Private Limited and named as COVAXIN, the second one is the product of the Serum Institute of India (SII) which is named as, Covisheild. 

These two vaccines are been given to the citizens of India as well as people of different nations.  The two vaccines are also being exported to different countries including Malaysia, Nepal, Bhutan and others. 


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