Health Desk – 26 Mar, 2021: With over 59,000 coronavirus cases, India on Friday recorded the highest single-day rise so far this year, pushing the nationwide COVID-19 tally to 1.18 crore, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated today. The active caseload, on the other hand, breached the 4 lakh-mark again after around three-and-half months. The total positive cases have increased to 4,21,066 comprising 3.55 per cent of the total infections, while the recovery rate has further dropped to 95.09 per cent, the data stated.
Maharashtra remains the worst-hit state with 26,00,833 cases. Yesterday, the state had alone detected 35,952 new coronavirus infections, the highest one-day rise since the pandemic began. Mumbai city also witnessed a record rise in cases during the day. With 111 fatalities reported yesterday, the death toll reached 53,795.
Here are the key points
- Six states — Maharashtra, Punjab, Kerala, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Gujarat — are reporting a surge in the daily new Covid-19 cases.
- Pune, Nagpur, Mumbai, Thane and Nashik are the worrisome districts in Maharashtra, while Jalandhar, SAS Nagar, Ludhiana, Patiala and Hoshiarpur are showing massive surge in Punjab.
- Amid surging cases, Karnataka yesterday made a negative Covid test report mandatory for passengers arriving in Bengaluru from any state across the country.”Passengers arriving in Bengaluru from any state must carry a negative test report through RT-PCR method…,” state Health Minister K. Sudhakar told reporters.
- The daily Covid-19 count in Telangana jumped over 500 as the state continues to see a spike in new infections. The state reported 518 new positive cases during the last 24-hour, pushing the cumulative tally to 3,05,309.
- Chhattisgarh Government to impose a fine of Rs 500 for not wearing a mask in public places
- The overall number of global Covid-19 cases has surpassed 125.3 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.75 million.