Huge spike of Covid-19 cases in India

India reported a huge spike of 24,248 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours along with 425 fatalities, the Union Health Ministry said  today.

The number of recoveries stands at 4,24,433, with 19,693 people have succumbed to the disease till now. Covid-19 cases have crossed 1 lakh mark in Delhi but there is no need to panic as around 72,000 people have also recovered, said CM Arvind Kejriwal.

According to Union Health Ministry, a single-day jump of 24,248 Covid-19 cases pushed India’s tally to 6,97,413. With a steady rise, the number of recoveries stands at 4,24,432 in the country, while one patient has migrated. There are 2,53,287 active coronavirus cases in the country, the data showed.

India now has the third highest Covid-19 caseload in the world after overtaking Russia on Sunday, even as new infections in the country rose to another record high of nearly 25,000 during the day.

As many as 11,556,681 people around the world have been diagnosed with Covid-19. So far, 6,531,107 have recovered, and 536,776 have died, according to Worldometer.

Hundreds of scientists, meanwhile, have claimed there is evidence that novel coronavirus in smaller particles in the air could infect people. They have called for the World Health Organization to revise its recommendations.

The United States rfemains the most affected, with 2,982,381 coronavirus cases and 132,568 deaths. It is followed by Brazil (1,604,585 cases, 64,900 deaths) and India (697,836 cases, 19,700 deaths).