India’s Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 rise is scary as for the first time in 2021, India recorded the highest one day spike of 1.15 lakh cases.
On the 7th of April, the Union Health Ministry updated the COVID-19 data and confirmed 1,15,736 new cases and 630 deaths, highest of 2021. In addition, the single day recovery cases were 59,856. With this, India has 1,28,01,785 positive cases, of which 1,17,92,135 are recovered/discharged cases, 8,43,473 are active cases and 1,66,177 are deceased cases. The updated data is available on the official website of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW.)
Concerned about the same, the Union Health Ministry cautioned people and said, the next four weeks are crucial. The Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan asked people to cooperate and follow all the guidelines of COVID-19 to curb the spread of the virus. He also urged people above 45 years old to take vaccination for the deadly virus, as the citizens above 45 years old are allowed to take COVID-19 vaccination from the 1st of April.
Alarmed by the second wave of COVID-19, many Indian states and Union Territories (UTs) imposed night curfews, partial lockdowns and hefty fines for violation of COVID- 19 guidelines.
In addition, the Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said it seems that people have given ”Tilanjali” (abandon) to measures like wearing masks to combat the disease and following COVID-19 guidelines.
This is the second time in the past three days, that India reported more than 1 lakh cases. India, on Sunday, the 4th of April, registered an all time high of 1,03,558 cases in a span of 24 hours.
Speaking of ways to curb the spread of COVID-19, NITI Aayog doctor V.K. Paul said, the tools to fight the pandemic remain the same. Some tools or measures are COVID-19 appropriate behaviour, containment measures, efficient testing and better medical infrastructure.
For people, COVID-19 appropriate behaviour like wearing masks, staying away from crowds have to be followed in a campaign mode, creating awareness to citizens.
In addition, the recovery rate from COVID-19 in India dropped to 92.11 % from the previous 95 %. Meanwhile, the ongoing Vaccination drive administered two India made vaccines to nearly 8 crore people.