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GlobalData Epidemiologist Report: Maharashtra state set to enter full lockdown as Covid cases surge in India

15 Apr 2021 (Last Updated April 15th, 2021 16:02)

15 April

Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 138,280,000, with over 2,970,000 deaths and over 91,200,000 recoveries.

India, surpassed in total confirmed Covid-19 cases and deaths only by the US, has recorded the highest ever single-day spike with 200,739 infections for 24 hours.

After reporting less than 10,000 new cases per day at the start of the year, India has been one of the world’s worst hit countries in recent months.

The large surge of infection has led to significant shortages of oxygen in various hospitals throughout the country.

Maharshtra state, the country’s Covid epicentre, is set to enter a full lockdown.

The restrictions will last until the end of April in an effort to slow the surge of coronavirus infections.

Meanwhile, Brazil and US recorded over 73,500 and 8,000 new confirmed cases respectively, as US observes its lowest surge of new confirmed cases this month.

In the UK, daily confirmed cases and deaths remain relatively low, generally under 5,000 and 70, respectively since the beginning of April.

 

Kamal Duran, MPH, Associate Epidemiologist at GlobalData Plc.