India on Wednesday registered its highest single day spike ever in the number of COVID-19 cases.
As many as 1,84,372 COVID-19 cases were logged in India in 24 hours.
Moreover, 1027 COVID-19 related deaths were also reported in India in 24 hours.
With the detection of 1,84,372 new COVID-19 cases, India’s tally of total cases rose to 1,38,73,825, according to data from the Union Health Ministry.
This is the highest number of cases India has ever recorded, and only the second country after the United States to record these many cases in 24 hours.
On the other hand, with 1,027 fresh COVID-19 fatalities in the last 24 hours, the death toll has also increased to 1,72,085.
The number of active cases stand at 13,65,704.
With the second wave of COVID-19 hitting India hard, several States in the Country have now opted for stricter measures to bring the spread of the virus under control.
Maharashtra, the worst-hit State in India has announced a 15-day “Janta Curfew” starting Wednesday.
Over 60 thousand COVID-19 cases were detected across Maharashtra on Tuesday.
On the other hand, New Delhi on Tuesday recorded the highest-ever spike of 13,468 Covid-19 cases and 81 deaths, making it the worst-affected city in the country.
The Holy city of Haridwar in Uttarakhand has reported over 1,000 COVID-19 cases in the past 48 hours after a massive crowd of devotees was seen taking dips into the River Ganga at the Mahakumbh festival.
Haridwar logged 1,002 new infections (408 on Monday, 494 on Tuesday), taking the city’s active caseload to 2,812.
The Kumbh Mela being held in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar city, has seen lakhs of people gather, flouting Covid-19 norms.
Devotees were seen not following the basic protocols of face mask or social distancing.
Moreover, at many places thermal screening was reportedly not conducted despite there being CCTV cameras in the area to ensure implementation of rules.