India reported the world’s highest-ever single-day surge with 3,14,835 new cases, pushing the total infections to 1,59,30,965, Union Health Ministry data reported on Thursday.
According to the United States Centers for Disease Control (USCDC), the new cases are the highest single-day rise reported anywhere in the world. The highest yet for the USA was +3,13,310 on January 8, 2021.
In yet another record, 2,104 deaths were reported in the past 24 hrs, taking the overall death toll to 1,84,657.
With 1,78,841 patients having treated since Wednesday, the total number of recoveries now stands at 1,34,54,880. The country currently has 22,91,428 active cases.
States like Maharashtra reported 67.5k new cases, Uttar Pradesh 33.1k, Delhi 24.6k, Karnataka 23.6k in one day.
In view of the continuous surge in infection cases, The Maharashtra government has announced fresh restrictions on office attendance, marriage ceremonies and travel. The new set of restrictions will come into effect from 2000 hrs on Thursday and will remain in force until 0700 hrs on May 1. Goa also decided to impose a night curfew till April 30 to tackle the pandemic.