As per the Union Ministry of Health and Welfare, India witnessed a total number of 6654 cases in the last 24 hours, the biggest ever spike for a day ever since the onset of the crisis. With this, the total number of cases in India have risen to 125101.
The country is now in its fourth phase of the lockdown,which will end on May 31st. In this phase of the lockdown, the government had eased restrictions on several activities, something that might have contributed to the big spike.
With flight operations also resuming on May 25th, it needs to be seen how the Central and the State government’s would tackle the issue of cases rising.
Biggest ever spike in a single day
With 6654 cases being reported in a span of 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 tally has risen to a whopping number of 125101. Out of this, 69597 cases are active while 51784 patients have either been cured or discharged. The death toll in the country now stands at 3720, with 137 deaths reported in the last 24 hours alone.
While Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected state with 44582 COVID-19 cases, it is followed by Tamil Nadu with 14753 cases and Gujarat at 13268 cases. Even capital Delhi is not far behind with 12319 cases.
Meanwhile, PM Modi had announced a package of Rs 20 lakh crores which will be directed to help India become self-reliant and beat the faltering economy.
Source: Times of India