On April 21, more than 3 lakh COVID-19 cases were reported in India for the first time. As of 11.15 p.m. IST on April 21, the nation had reported 3,15,660 cases and 2,091 deaths. No nation has ever seen more cases in a single day than the United States. So far, the country has recorded 1,59,24,914 cases and 1,84,662 deaths.
Tripura’s events and injuries are not included in the figures. Ladakh has reported 183 new cases, according to estimates published earlier today. The information comes from covid19india.org, an unbiased aggregator of COVID-19 statistics on a regular basis.
On April 21, Maharashtra announced 67,468 infections (22 percent of new cases), followed by Uttar Pradesh with 33,214 new infections and Delhi with 24,638 new cases.
On April 21, Maharashtra has had the most casualties (568). Delhi was followed by 249 new fatalities, while Uttar Pradesh suffered 187 new casualties.
On April 20, India screened 16,39,357 samples (results were released on April 21), the largest number of tests ever performed on a single day in the world.
This is the first time that the number of regular assessments has surpassed 16 lakh.
Just the United States had more than 3 lakh cases in a single day prior to India. The United States posted 3,00,310 new infections on January 2, 2021, its largest single-day increase. Other countries with large single-day increases include Brazil, which had 1,00,158 cases on March 25, 2021; the United Kingdom, which had 68,192 cases on January 8, 2021; and Turkey, which had 63,082 cases on April 16, 2021.
The foreign statistics were compiled using data from Our World of Data.
During the height of the first surge, India’s daily case tally did not exceed 100,000. The country reported 97,860 new infections on September 16, 2020, the largest single-day increase for the first wave.
In the 24 hours ended at 7 a.m. on April 21, approximately 29.9 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses were distributed, which is approximately 2.86 lakh doses less than what was reported in the previous 24 hours. It is, however, approximately 3.44 lakh doses higher than what was observed in the same time one week prior.
In India, the daily vaccination rate has decreased in the last week. Between April 7 and 13, India delivered 34.43 lakh doses a day on average. However, one week later, on April 20, the average daily doses administered had fallen to 27.05 lakh.
COVID-19: Dos and Don’ts for People at Home in the Wake of the Second Coronavirus Wave, Click Here
More than a year after the COVID-19 epidemic, India is still in the grip of the virus’s worst period. During the second outbreak of coronavirus, the country has recorded more than 2 lakh cases every day for the past few days. The extraordinary increase has increased India’s gross caseload to 1.56 million.
Though over 1.32 crore people have recovered, over 21.57 lakh people are still suffering, with some receiving care in hospitals and some recovering at home.
According to reports, the current COVID-19 version spreads more quickly and efficiently than any other variant.
In addition to the typical COVID-19 signs of fever, muscle discomfort, dry and constant cough, and lack of smell and taste, many people this time are experiencing conjunctivitis, headache, diarrhoea, and discoloured fingers and toes.
Dos and Don’ts for Households:
If you have a moderate fever, aches and pains, respiratory inflammation, a runny nose, a sore throat, diarrhoea, or a lack of taste or smell:
Do’s: Divide yourself from family members in a separate room, preferably with a separate washroom. Keep your belongings, including clothing and utensils, hidden from your family members. After an online appointment, take fever-relieving medication. Continue to monitor your fever and oxygen levels, and drink lots of fluids.
Don’ts: Do not take any medications, such as steroids or remdesivir, at home. Before taking any medications, check with the doctor.
If you have a cough, trouble breathing, or a high-grade fever for more than a week, and your oxygen saturation is less than 94%:
Do’s: Monitor your fever and oxygen saturation levels. Continue to contact a doctor by phone or email. When the oxygen intake drops, search for a hospital bed as well as an oxygen cylinder supplier.
Don’ts: Do not take any prescription without first consulting with a doctor. If the oxygen intake drops below 90%, don’t sit at home and go to the hospital.