Showing the enormity and severity of the Second Wave of Covid, India has recorded a whopping 6.6 million fresh cases in April 2021 alone. Over 48,000 people were killed due to the Coronavirus in the last month. This is equivalent to the number of cases reported in the 6 months of the last year since September 2020. Maharashtra, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are the worst-affected states that contributed to this massive surge in April.
A record number of 4,08,323 lakh new cases were reported in the past 24 hours. With this, India’s COVID-19 official tally has risen from 1,21,49,335 to 1,91,63,488 at the end of April 2021. Earlier, it had taken more than six months since September 22, 2020 for the caseload to increase by over 66 lakh. The health ministry said since April, there has been a steep rise in the number of cases.
From April 5 onwards, the country saw over one lakh cases being reported in a day, while from April 15, the single-day rise in the number of cases went past two lakh and from April 22, it started recording over three lakh daily cases.
From April 1st to April 14th, Maharashtra contributed 43.2 per cent cases, followed by Chhattisgarh (7.4 per cent) and Uttar Pradesh (6.2 per cent). The rest of the country accounted for 43.1 per cent of the cases during the 14-day period.
From April 15th to 28th, Maharashtra contributed 21.6 per cent of the cases, followed by Uttar Pradesh (10.4 per cent) and Delhi (7.8 per cent). The rest of the country accounted for 60.2 per cent of the cases during the period.
Joint Secretary in the Union Health Ministry Lav Agarwal has shared the data that raised the eyebrows.