With over 2 lakh new Covid-19 cases, India records highest single-day spike | The Daily Star
10:47 AM, April 15, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 10:51 AM, April 15, 2021

With over 2 lakh new Covid-19 cases, India records highest single-day spike

India reported more than two lakh fresh Covid-19 cases in a single day, the highest so far, and 1,038 new deaths in the same time span amidst an increasingly grim picture of the disease.

With 200,739 new Covid-19 cases, the highest spike in a day, India's infection tally reached over 1.4 crore, the Health Ministry data this morning show, reports our New Delhi correspondent.

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India's tally of more than 1.4 crore Covid-19 cases is the second highest after the United States.

India has been the world's worst-hit country since April 2, forcing several states to impose curbs on movement of people and social and political activities in a bid to control the transmission.

With 1,038 people dying in the last 24 hours, the total fatalities rose to 1,73,123.

India's capital Delhi logged more than 17,000 fresh cases of coronavirus today, the highest since the pandemic outbreak last year and the worst city in terms of the number.

Among the states, the southern state of Karnataka reported the highest single-day spike this year with 11,265 new infections in the last 24 hours.

While Delhi and states of Haryana and Gujarat have imposed night curfew, Maharashtra, which is contributing the maximum number of daily cases, is not only enforcing night curfew but also weekend lockdown on the assembly of more than five people during daytime.

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