4.14 lakh new cases reported in India

India’s Covid cases – which have sparked a global concern – rose by a record 4,14,188 infections, taking the active caseload to 36,45,164.

3,915 people died in a day. Shortage of resources to tackle a deadly second wave remains big concern.

This the second straight day that India has reported over 4 lakh cases in 24 hours. Last week, the country had hit the grim global record for the first time.

The country, which recorded just 15,510 fresh infections on March 1, has been reporting over 3 lakh new Covid cases every day for the last two weeks. More than 2.34 lakh people have died since the pandemic broke. Earlier this week, India’s overall cases breached the two crore-mark.

Rajasthan and Kerala have also announced lockdown to tackle the Covid surge. While Rajasthan has announced a lockdown between May 10 and May 24, Kerala has announced lockdown between May 8 and May 16. Several states are looking for desperate measures to curb the spread of the virus.