India today reported a daily increase of 314,835 new cases of coronavirus, surpassing the highest one-day increase in the world, with 297,430 cases published by the United States in January, according to Reuters. Deaths increased by a record 2,104 to 184,657, according to the health ministry.
India now has 22,91,428 active cases, up from 1,33,890 in 24 hours, while 1,78,841 were discharged. The total number of cases in India is now 15.93 million.
In the last 24 hours, more than 22 lakh vaccines were administered, taking the total doses at 13,23,30,644.
However, overall, the US reported the largest cases in the world. According to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, the US reported 31,862,080, followed by India and Brazil. Infections in America are now on a downward trend, helped in part by aggressive vaccination.
The sharp rise in covide cases in India has overwhelmed the health care system. Many hospitals in India are experiencing a lack of oxygen supply amid spiraling COVID-19 cases.
The national capital Delhi has recorded 24,638 coronavirus cases and 249 deaths in the last 24 hours, with a positivity rate of 31.28% – meaning that almost every third sample has tested positive – amid a crisis increasing for oxygen and hospital beds in the city.
The worsening outbreak threatens to derail the Indian economy, which had just begun to recover after a nationwide blockade last year pushed it into a historic recession.
“Storm recovery of Covid cases has an impact on the economy as well as market sentiment. Localized blockages and severe restrictions on movement will certainly affect the expected GDP growth for fiscal year 22. There is a risk of GDP growth, which could “But these are the early days and if the second wave rises soon and then starts to fall, the damage is likely to be marginal,” said VK Vijayakumar, chief strategist. investments in Geojit Financial Services.