India on Monday recorded 3,68,147 new cases of the covid-19 infection, taking the total infection to 1,99,25,604. In the same time, the country also reported 3,417 deaths, pushing the overall fatality toll to 2,18,959. The country currently has 34,13,642 active case, while 15,71,98,207 people have so far been vaccinated against COVID-19 in India. The country also witnessed 3,00,732 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery toll to 16,29,3003. A total of 15,71,98,207 people have so far been vaccinated against COVID-19 in India.
On Sunday, the country reported the highest number of deaths since the onset of the pandemic with 3,689 people succumbing to the virus. 3,92,488 infections were also recorded during the previous 24 hours, six per cent higher than today’s spike.
The Supreme Court on Sunday ordered that the Central Government shall, within two weeks, formulate a national policy on admissions to hospitals which shall be followed by all State Governments.
We would seriously urge the Central and State Governments to consider imposing a ban on mass gatherings and super spreader events. They may also consider imposing a lockdown to curb the virus in the second wave in the interest of public welfare, it added.
Meanwhile, the overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 152.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.19 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.