Highest Ever! India Reports 1,52,879 Covid Positives And 839 Deaths
New-Delhi: India reported the highest daily spike in Covid cases on Sunday with 1,52,879, new cases taking the tally to 1,33,58,805. It is the highest number of daily cases ever since the pandemic began.
India also witnessed a grim record of highest fatalities due to Covid-19 in 2021, which stood at 839. The death toll from the deadly infection stands at 1,69,275.
While 90,584 people were discharged. Total vaccination stands at 10,15,95,147.
Total of 25,66,26,850 samples have been tested till April 10 including 14,12,047 samples tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
On April 1, the third phase of the vaccination drive began under which anyone 45 years or older is allowed to get a jab.
Amid the continued surge in Covid-19 cases in India again in the past few weeks, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday that vaccination is being carried out on the basis of priority.
It added that the aim of the drive is to vaccinate the ones who need it most, rather than the ones who want to get inoculated.