New Delhi: In the last 24 hours, India has recorded fresh 46,951 coronavirus cases, the biggest single-day jump since November 7, taking the country’s tally to 1,16,46,081.
Of these, over 1.11 crore people have recovered so far, and 1,59,97 total deaths have been recorded, the Health Ministry of India data shows.
In the last one week, India has seen the sharpest surge in fresh infections in nearly four months after the spread of the virus had seemed to slow down. Restrictions have returned in several parts of the country as government and experts say violation of protocols is leading to a surge in cases.
Maharashtra, which has logged the highest number of cases in India since the start of the pandemic, yet again saw its biggest single-day jump in fresh cases. 30,535 new infections on Sunday took the tally to 24,79,682. With 3,775 new infections, Mumbai, the country’s financial capital, also saw the highest-single day cases.
Punjab (2,644), Kerala (1,875), Karnataka (1,715) and Gujarat (1,580) were the other four states that saw the highest number of infections across the country in 24 hours, per the Health Ministry data.
Restrictions have returned to several parts of the country. In Rajasthan, the state .government has announced a night curfew from tonight in eight worst-hit cities, including Jaipur, Udaipur and Ajmer. Markets will remain closed after 10 PM.