There were 14,199 new cases of Covid-19 & 83 related deaths in the past 24 hours, the health ministry dashboard said.
India’s tally of the Coronavirus disease went over the 11 million marks on Monday, just a little over 2 months after the world’s 2nd worst-hit country recorded 10 million infections in December of 2020, according to the data released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. There were 14,199 new Covid-19 cases & 83 deaths in the past 24 hours, the health ministry dashboard said at 8 am. Its active caseload has risen up to 150,055 after dropping considerably in February. The country has observed 11,005,850 cases & 156,385 deaths so far.
Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, the Centre has said, are areas of concerns and pointed out that there are more than 74% of the active cases are in the southern and western states. Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray warned people of another lockdown on Sunday over the surge in the cases of the Coronavirus disease in the state and a looming second wave.
Thackeray also said that the Government will review the need for a new lockdown after around 8 days. He announced a ban on religious, social or political programmes in the state beginning on Monday and empowered the local administration to impose restraints. Many districts such as Amravati, Yavatmal, Akola, Nashik & Pune imposed some stricter restraints in the stir of the rising cases in the last 2 weeks.
“It will be known in next 8-15 days whether it is a second wave. We had been struggling to face it during the first wave because of the poor health infrastructure, but it will be worse if witnessed another peak of the cases. I am worried about the severity of the second wave if it occurs in the state,” Thackeray said in a virtual address.