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Lockdown News By Nationwide – Covid Cases In UP, Delhi, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Bihar

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Maharashtra, Delhi, UP, Tamil Nadu, Bihar and Kerala lockdown. Recorded highest ever single day spike in coronavirus cases with 67,123, 24,000 and 13,835 infections respectively. With 120 deaths, Uttar Pradesh reported its largest one-day toll.

After 11 states and Union Territories raised the demand for oxygen cylinders, ventilators, vaccine doses.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a review meeting,

with government officials to take a stock of the Covid situation and vaccine availability in the count.

Earlier today, the global death toll from the coronavirus surged past 3 million people, according to a count by John Hopkins University. The world did not record one million deaths until September 28, but had recorded two million by February 21, less than five months later.

Meanwhile, India on Saturday reported 2,34,692 new Covid-19 cases and 1,341 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Union Health Ministry. The total cases in the country now stand at 1,45,26,609. There are now 16,79,740 active cases while 1,26,71,220 people have recovered from the disease. The overall death toll has reached 1,75,649. As many as 11,99,37,641 people have been vaccinated so far.

IS THERE ANY LOCKDOWN IN UP, DELHI, MAHARASHTRA, TAMIL NADU, BIHAR 2021?

India registered 2,16,642 new COVID-19 cases as of 11.15 p.m. IST on April 15. As many of 1,153 deaths also recorded on the day.

The country has so far reported a total of 1,42,87,740 cases and 1,74,306 deaths.

Over 13.84 lakh tests were conduct on April 14.

Maharashtra reported 61,695 infections (accounting for nearly 31% of new cases) on April 15, followed by Uttar Pradesh with 22,339 cases and Delhi with 16,699 cases.

Maharashtra also recorded the most casualties (349) on April 15. Delhi followed with 112 deaths, while Uttar Pradesh registered 104 casualties.

A total of 33.13 lakh doses of vaccines were administer in the 24 hours ending at 7 a.m. on April 15. It is about 6.6 lakh doses more than what recorded in the previous 24 hours.

India continues to lead the world in terms of average daily cases detected. The nation now accounts for one in every four cases reported globally every day. As of April 14, India recorded over two times the average daily cases detected in the United States. The U.S. records the second-most number of average daily cases — about 71,200 infections. As of April 14, India recorded the second most number of average daily deaths. Brazil, with more than 3,000 average daily fatalities, is leading the world in this category.

Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Uttar Pradesh government has announced a lockdown across the state on Sunday. To enforce wearing of masks, the state government has doubled the fine to Rs 1000 for those caught without masks for the first time and 10 times the fine amount for those caught again.

IS THERE NIGHT CURFEW IN DELHI?

As Covid-19 cases spike, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced weekend curfew in the national capital. Delhi Chief Minister today met with Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and other officials to discuss the alarming covid-19 situation in the capital. “To control the spread of COVID19, it has been decided to impose weekend curfew in Delhi,” the Chief Minister said.

Addressing an emergency presser over the overall Covid situation, Kejriwal said enforcement of covid norms will be strictly implemented in public places in Delhi, one of the worst-hit city in the second wave of infections.

Night curfew in Delhi 30 April

A seven-hour night curfew, from 10 pm to 5 am till 30 April is already imposed in Delhi. Those exempted from the curfew include pregnant women, patients, those travelling to and from airports, railway stations, state bus terminus on showing tickets, officials related to the functioning of offices of diplomats, and those holding any constitutional post on the production of valid identity card.

Central and Delhi government officials involved in emergency services such as health and family welfare and all related medical establishments, police, prisons, home guards, civil defence, fire and emergency services are also exempted.

WHICH CITY IN INDIA HAS HIGHEST COVID CASES?

Delhi recorded 17,282 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, the highest single-day surge in the national capital since the onset of the pandemic, while over 100 fatalities were reported, according to data shared by the health department.

Battling the fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic, Delhi recorded over 17,000 cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday to become the worst-affected city in the country, leaving financial capital Mumbai far behind in the daily tally.

Mumbai’s single day peak so far is 11,163, register on April 4, according to officials figures.

On Wednesday, Bengaluru recorded 8,155 cases, Chennai 2,564, their highest daily surge. Pune’s highest single-day since the pandemic began was 12,494 cases, recorded on April 4.

Thus, Delhi has eclipsed Mumbai in the daily infection tally by a huge margin.

Delhi’s situation is grim,” said Suranjit Chatterjee, a senior consultant at Apollo Hospitals here.

According to the Wednesday bulletin, 104 new fatalities were record, pushing the death toll to 11,540.

The positivity rate on November 14 last year had stood at 15.33 per cent, according to official data.

Delhi had record 10,774 cases on April 11, overtaking the highest daily surge here till the third wave, registered on November 11 — 8,593 cases — reported on November 11, while on November 18, the city had record 131 COVID-19 deaths, the highest single-day fatality count till date.

The cases in Delhi have since April 11 been on an upward spiral, 13,468 cases on Tuesday, and eventually 17,282 cases on Wednesday.

Mumbai in April till Wednesday has recorded 1,30,228 cases and 464 deaths.

In March, Delhi registered 23,141 cases in total and 117 deaths, according to official figures.

During the same period, 376 people have died due to the disease.

WHAT IS MINI LOCKDOWN?

The State government clamped a “mini lockdown”  lockdown in the State as it scrambled to control the spread of Covid-19 infections. Prohibitory orders under Section 144 will be in place till May 1,

and movement of people will be restrict unless absolutely necessary.

 

As Mumbai recorded 9,935 new Covid-19 cases

Meanwhile, Mumbai record 9,925 new Covid-19 positive patients (as on 4 pm on April 14) while 9,273 patients were discharge. Total number under treatment in Mumbai is 87,443 according to the Mumbai civic body’s data released on Wednesday.

In Pune municipal corporation area 4,206 Covid-19 positive patients added

while 4,895 were discharge with 54 dead in Mumbai and 66 dead in Pune city.

Maharashtra approach the neighbouring States for medical oxygen supply,

but they have expressed their inability due to high local demand, Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Wednesday. Talking to reporters in Mumbai Tope said the State will have to conserve medical oxygen as it is in high demand now.

Tope tweeted that an experiment in Ghansangwi taluka in Marathwada is being carried out to check if natural oxygen could be filtered and used as an alternative to liquid oxygen. If the pilot experiment is successful, it will help to fight oxygen scarcity in hospitals, he said.

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