Coronavirus: India second worst-hit country in world
New Delhi : India has become the second worst-hit country by coronavirus in the world as it logged more than 1.68 lakh new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. With this, the total caseload of the country has reached 1.35 crore. The resurgence of the virus led to 904 new deaths, taking the total death count to 1,70,179.
The United States is the only nation ahead of India, which surpassed Brazil with its record spike of more than 1.5 lakh cases in last two days.
In India, Maharashtra remains the worst-hit state with 63,294 new cases and 349 deaths in the last 24 hours. The state government is planning to impose a complete lockdown in the state to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Delhi also witnessed the highest single-day spike with 10,774 new COVID-19 cases and 48 deaths reported. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said this is the fourth wave in the capital and that it is "much more dangerous".
Meanwhile, India has also paced up its vaccination as PM launch 'Tika Utsav' from April 11 to April 14, urging all eligible people to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
The government on Sunday banned the export of anti-viral drug Remdesivir and its active pharmaceutical ingredients as demand rocketed due to a record surge in COVID-19 infections, leading to a crippling shortages in many parts.