According to the Health Ministry, 11 states - Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Chandigarh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Haryana are among the states with "serious worrisome" status due to new cases and high mortality.
Andhra Pradesh: 9,07,676 total cases, 7,239 deaths, 8,90,137 recoveries.
The previous high was achieved on September 16 a year ago, when 97,894 positive cases were reported. More than 49,000 cases were reported in Maharashtra yesterday and more than 5800 new cases were reported in Chhattisgarh. Maharashtra alone accounts for almost 58.23 per cent.
MUMBAI - India on Monday recorded its biggest daily jump in coronavirus infections, joining only a handful of countries, including the United States, to cross the threshold of 100,000 new cases in a single day.
About 490 deaths were also reported Sunday, with Maharashtra accounting for 235, including the ones that the state classified as having been caused by co-morbidities. This is the biggest daily rise in cases since September 19, when 93,337 fresh infections were recorded.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting on Sunday to review the COVID-19 situation and the vaccination programme amid a surge in coronavirus cases.
Simultaneously, the government will organise a special campaign from April 6 to 14 for Covid-appropriate behaviour with emphasis on 100 per cent mask usage, and personal hygiene and sanitation at public places, workplace and health facilities.
The Health Ministry said that the doubling time of COVID-19 cases is down to 115.4 days. As of date, Maharashtra has contributed 57 per cent of total cases in the country in the last 14 days and 47 per cent of deaths in the country during the same period. Since then, new cases have increased more than tenfold.
In the meeting, a brief presentation on the performance of the COVID-19 inoculation drive was also made, and the details of the coverage of vaccination in various groups, performance with respect to other countries and analysis of states' performance were deliberated.
So far, 7,59,79,651 doses of the corona vaccine have been administered in the country since the drive began on January 16 after the approval for Covishield and Covaxin.
Last week, the government expanded eligibility for the jab to include those aged 45 or older.
India's per capita COVID-19 vaccinations, however, are lower than many other countries, including that of more populated China that started giving shots to its citizens much earlier.