Biggest single day covid spike in India: 3.79 lakh cases, 3,645 deaths
India’s daily Covid figures reached a new high today with 3,79,257 fresh infections and 3,645 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. The caseload surged to 1.83 crore cases; over 2.04 lakh people have died so far. The surge has overwhelmed hospitals. In the last one week, India witnessed 22.5 lakh new Covid-19 cases.
Alarming number of new positive cases is pushing India’s health infrastructure to a brim. Shortage of beds and Remdesivir injections are being reported in several hospitals across India. Meanwhile, vaccination to the aged above 18 will start from May 1.