India's Daily Covid Cases (1.96 Lakh) Below 2 Lakh, First Since April 14: 10 Points

Coronavirus Cases: India is the second worst-hit country in the world after the US.

India's Daily Covid Cases (1.96 Lakh) Below 2 Lakh, First Since April 14: 10 Points

Covid Cases India: This is the first time since April 14 that India is seeing less than 2 lakh new cases.

New Delhi: India's daily new Covid cases fell below two lakh for the first time since April 14 as 1.96 lakh fresh cases pushed the total to 2.69 crore. With 3,511 patients dying in the last 24 hours, states are scrambling to get vaccines amid a big shortage.

  1. Maharashtra on Monday reported 22,122 fresh coronavirus cases and 592 fatalities, taking the tally of infections to over 56.02 lakh and the death count to 89,212.

  2. After Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh have the highest number of infections.

  3. Karnataka, the state worst-affected by coronavirus in the second wave, saw 25,311 new cases. Capital Bengaluru logged 5,701 infections, slightly fewer than the previous day's figures.

  4. Tamil Nadu saw a slight dip in daily Covid cases and deaths with 34,867 fresh cases and 404 deaths. 4,985 of the new infections are from capital Chennai. 

  5. Neighbouring Kerala on Monday recorded 17,821 new coronavirus cases amid a decline in testing. 196 Covid-linked deaths were reported today, the state's highest single-day count.

  6. Delhi recorded 1,550 fresh coronavirus cases, the lowest single-day tally since March 27, and 207 deaths on Monday.

  7. Uttar Pradesh, the country's most populous state, recorded 3,894 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. 153 Covid patients died in the same period. It is fifth in the list of worst-hit states in India.

  8. In Haryana, 3,757 new infections were reported in the last 24 hours. Coronil - the controversial 'ayurvedic medicine' from yoga guru Ramdev's company Patanjali - will be part of the state government's free Covid kit for patients.  

  9. Even as many states are facing a massive challenge of vaccinating people amid shortage of domestic vaccines, US vaccine makers Pfizer and Moderna have turned down requests to supply Delhi and Punjab with their vaccines. Both cited official policy and said they would only deal with the centre.

  10. Amid the new challenge of Black Fungus cases in a large number of recovered Covid patients, AIIMS chief Randeep Guleria on Monday warned against creating "confusion" by giving fungal infections different colours based on how they infect the body. After Black and White Fungus, a case of Yellow Fungus emerged, according to reports.