A health worker preserve the samples of COVID-19 before being sent to the lab for test at the government dispensary in Patiala’s Model Town. (Express photo by Harmeet Sodhi)
Coronavirus Lockdown in India, Covid Cases Today Latest Updates: In yet another spike, India on Monday reported 68,072 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, according to the latest Union Health Ministry bulletin. The number of active cases in India stood at 5,21,808, the official data said. Maharashtra has begun enforcing a state-wide night curfew from Sunday. The Monday spike is the biggest jump since October last year.
Meanwhile, India on Saturday also reported more than 62,000 covid cases. A single day rise of 62,258 new COVID-19 cases, 291 fatalities were reported on Saturday, pushing India’s tally of cases to 1,19,08,910, death toll to 1,61,240, the health ministry had said. Active COVID-19 cases in India on Saturday was recorded at 4,52,647.
In view of Holi 2021 celebrations, several states have imposed restriction to check spread of covid infections.
On Saturday, Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar tested positive for Covid-19. In a statement, Sachin had said: “I have been testing myself and taking all the recommended precautions to ensure Covid is kept at bay. However, I have tested positive today following mild symptoms. All others at home have tested negative.”
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