Coronavirus pandemic breaks record for 5th consecutive day, logs highest cases, deaths

Ajeyo Basu

LAST UPDATED: April 19, 2021, 8:33 a.m.

New Delhi: The coronavirus pandemic in the country is growing at a rapid pace. The second wave of  the Covid-19  pandemic has gone out of control.

The coronavirus pandemic is breaking new records everyday. The number of Covid-19 cases is increasing at an extremely rapid pace in India.

Precautionary measures such as lockdown and night curfew are being taken to break the coronavirus infection chain. 

More than 2 lakh cases of coronavirus have been reported for the fifth consecutive day. The condition of the country is so bad that every day coronavirus figures are setting new records.

Deaths due to coronavirus in the last 24 hours have also broken all previous records.

The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc. The number of corona virus infections is increasing rapidly in every state. The situation has become so bad that the patients are not able to get beds in hospitals and the coronavirus patients are dying outside hospitals. 

This is the second time that more than 2.5 lakh new Covid-19 cases were registered in a single day. At the same time, the number of dead is also increasing continuously. For the second time, the daily death toll due to coronavirus in the country has crossed 1500.

According to the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry, 2,71,204 new cases of coronavirus infection have been reported in the country over the last 24 hours, while 1,570 people have died. With this, the total number of coronavirus infected patients in the country has increased to one crore 50 lakh 54 thousand. 

Out of these, over one crore 29 lakh 47 thousand patients have been cured and 1,78,743 people have lost their lives so far.

Infection rate doubled in 12 days

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According to the Union Health Ministry, the rate of daily infection in the country has increased from eight percent to 16.69 percent in 12 days. 

At the same time, the rate of weekly infection has increased from 3.05 percent to 13.54 percent during a month, which means it has increased more than four times. Chhattisgarh has the highest rate of weekly infection at 30.38 percent.

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