New Delhi: India recorded over 1.15 lakh new Covid-19 cases ol in the last 24 hours, which is the largest single day rise in the number of cases.
Even as several states have imposed curfews and lockdowns in the affected belts, the government said the next four weeks are "very, very critical".
The 1,15,736 new infections have taken the country's total cases to over 1.28 crore. 630 deaths in the last 24 hours have pushed the total coronavirus death count in India to 1,66,177.
At the same time, the government has clarified that vaccinations will not be opened up to a wider group anytime soon. "Why did we prioritise some groups over others? Because in this phase of vaccination (till around July), vaccines will be in limited supply," Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan told a news agency.
It needs mention here that Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh are the five states with the highest rise in daily infections.
Maharashtra, the worst-hit state, reported over 55,000 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
Maharashtra is followed by the southern states of Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu in terms of the total caseload.
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