India Logs 2 Lakh covid Cases

TNN Bureau. Updated: 4/16/2021 10:07:23 AM Front Page

New Delhi: As India continues to witness an unprecedented increase in the Coronavirus cases due to the second wave of the pandemic, the country has registered over 2 lakh new COVID-19 cases within a 24 hour period, taking the total case tally to 1,40,74,564, said the Union Health Ministry on Thursday. As per the latest reports from MoHFW, in the last 24 hours, 2,00,739 new cases, 93,528 fresh recoveries, 1,038 deaths have been reported. As of now, the total number of active Coronavirus cases in India is 14,71,877.
In the latest development, one of the six empowered groups under the central government has now initiated action to avoid panic regarding the availability of medical Oxygen. The Oxygen reserves of the states are now set to be reviewed by the Centre. As per sources, the Health Ministry and the Steel Ministry are said to jointly review the situation in high burden states.
Coming to the COVID-19 situation in all states of India, Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected with over 58,952 positive cases reported in the past 24 hours, taking the total active cases tally to 35,78,160. After Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu have also reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases.

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