India on Wednesday recorded 4 C4 Covid-19 related deaths, the highest in a single day since December 17, as officials warned that the country should be wary of the rising number of cases.
Health officer of the government-led think tank V.K. Paul Lee said the situation seems to be “getting worse and worse”.
“Obviously we have to be very, very vigilant,” he said.
Between March 24 and March 29, India set new records for the number of Kovid-19 cases identified in a single day in 2021, according to CNN statistics from the Indian Ministry of Health.
According to figures released by the ministry on Tuesday, about 80% of new cases in the last 24 hours have been reported from Punjab, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh and six states in Gujarat.
India has distributed more than 63 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines since it started vaccinating priority groups on January 16. Starting Thursday, anyone over the age of 45 can be vaccinated.
More than 12.1 million cases of coronavirus have been reported in India and at least 162,468 people have died, according to the health ministry.