Coronavirus

Uncontrollable spikes continue in India with Delhi alone reporting 4,000 infections in a single day

India continues its struggle with daily uncontrollable surges in cases as the country has reported nearly 96,000 new infections on Thursday taking the caseload to 4,465,863.

Uncontrollable spikes continue in India with Delhi alone reporting 4,000 infections in a single day
AMIT DAVE REUTERS

India continues its struggle with daily uncontrollable surges in Covid-19 cases as the country has reported nearly 96,000 new infections on Thursday taking the caseload in the country up to 4,465,863.

Surpassing Brazil a few days ago as second on the list of the most impacted nations during the pandemic, India has been reporting the highest number of new Covid-19 daily infections globally over the past few weeks.

The Asian giant currently has 919,018 active cases which represent 20.58% of the cases reported since the pandemic started. The silver lining however that still inspires hope among Indians is the decline in fatality rate that has recently dropped down to 1.68% while recoveries in the country mounted on Thursday 347,1783 achieving a recovery rate of 77.74%.

Delhi state has reported over 4,000 new infections on Wednesday alone; a number that the state hasn't come close to since 23 July when 3,900 cases were reported in a single day. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called on people to take all precautionary measures ahead of the upcoming festival season the country is expecting soon for their safety as he stated "Many festivals are approaching in the coming months.

While the Covid-19 pandemic is under control in Delhi, it is important to have preventive measures in place to contain the spread of Covid-19 at religious places of worship." He added: "I would like to appeal to the general public as well as the organizations managing religious places to adhere to all the preventive measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the religious places during the upcoming festival season."