India on Thursday recorded biggest ever one day spike in COVID-19 cases.
In the last 24 hours, over 2 lakh COVID-19 cases were detected in India.
A total of 2,00,739 new COVID-19 cases have been registered in a span of 24 hours in India.
Moreover, 1,038 new COVID-19 fatalities have been recorded in India.
This is the highest single-day death toll in India since October 3, 2020.
According to Union Health Ministry, active cases in India surpassed the 14-lakh mark on Thursday.
The total tally of COVID-19 cases in India rose to 1,40,74,564.
India has been the world’s worst-hit country since April 2.
As the death toll in India is on the rise, crematoriums and graveyards are struggling to keep up.
In Delhi’s biggest crematorium, Nigambodh Ghat, the number of cremations have gone up from 15 per day to over 30.
Delhi recorded 104 deaths due to coronavirus on Wednesday, the highest since November 20.
Such is the rise in COVID-19 death toll that a garbage van was used to ferry bodies of patients who died of COVID-19 in Chhattisgarh’s Rajnandgaon.
In appalling visuals, four sanitation workers, clad in full PPE kits, were seen lifting and dumping the bodies in the back of the van for taking them to the cremation ground.
26,20,03,415 samples tested for COVID-19 up to April 14, 2021.
13,84,549 samples were tested on Wednesday.