Coronavirus Updates: India Logs 1,247 Covid Cases A Huge Jump In India's Daily Covid Cases.
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New Delhi: India today reported 1,247 new Covid cases - a 43 percent decline from yesterday. According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the country also reported 1 Covid-related death, bringing the total number of fatalities to 5,21,966.
Active cases in the country stand at 11,860 which accounts for 0.03 percent of the total cases.
There is a massive jump in its daily Covid counts, raising fears of another spike in infections. As many as 2,183 new Covid cases have been recorded over the past 24 hours, an 89.8 percent jump from yesterday's case count of 1,150 cases. A total of 214 deaths have been recorded over the past 24 hours. This, however, includes a backlog of 212 deaths from Kerala -- a backlog of 62 deaths has been cleared following court appeals and the state reported 150 deaths between April 13 and April 16.
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The daily positivity rate, an indicator of the spread of the infection in the population, has increased from 0.31 percent yesterday to 0.83 percent today. The number of active cases, however, has seen a slim dip from 11, 558 to 11,542. The country has recorded a total of over 4.30 crore cases since the pandemic struck. Among the cities witnessing a surge in cases is the national capital Delhi, which reported 517 Covid cases. The total number of Covid-infected patients in Delhi, according to yesterday's, is 1,518 - the highest since March 3 this year. Several students in Delhi and adjoining cities of Ghaziabad and Noida have tested positive over the past couple of weeks, sparking panic leading to the closure of schools.
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A survey has shown that the number of people in the National Capital Region reporting someone getting infected in their close social network rose by 500 percent in the last 15 days. The spike in cases is worrying at a time when all states have eased Covid restrictions on public movement. Many states have also removed the fine for not wearing masks in public while advising citizens to continue wearing them to guard against the infection.