At 1.15 lakh cases, India marks its biggest single-day spike since pandemic start
New Delhi : The second wave of coronavirus in India is setting new grim records with 1.15 lakh people getting infected with COVID-19 in last 24 hours. The government has said that the next four weeks will be very, very critical for the nation.
With an addition of 1,15,736 new cases on Tuesday, the total number of coronavirus in the country has reached to 1.28 crores. 630 people lost their lives in the same time duration.
India has become the third worst-hit nation in world after the United States and Brazil.
While several states have urged Central government to ease coronavirus vaccination rules, the Centre has refused to accept the demand. The authorities said that the government is focusing on providing vaccine to those who need it, not who want it.
"Why did we prioritise some groups over others? Because in this phase of vaccination (till around July), vaccines will be in limited supply," Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan told news agency ANI on Tuesday evening.
Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh are the five states with the highest rise in daily infections.
With 59,856 patients having recovered in the last 24 hours, the total number of recoveries went up to 1,17,92,135.