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COVID-19 update: India overtakes Brazil as 2nd worst-hit country

A few government and private hospitals will again be converted into fully COVID-19 facilities, said Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

 
By DTE Staff
Published: Monday 12 April 2021
A few government and private hospitals will again be converted into fully COVID-19 facilities, said Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal April 12. Photo: Vikas Choudhary
A few government and private hospitals will again be converted into fully COVID-19 facilities, said Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photo: Vikas Choudhary A few government and private hospitals will again be converted into fully COVID-19 facilities, said Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photo: Vikas Choudhary

India overtook Brazil as the second worst-hit country by the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic after the United States. It registered 168,192 cases in the last 24 hours as on April 12, 2021 and 904 deaths — the highest since the pandemic began.

  • A total of 13,525,389 cases have been registered since the beginning of the pandemic, out of which 1,195,967 are active cases. As many as 170,210 people have died, according to private aggregator covid19.org.
  • Maharashtra remained the worst-affected state with 63,294 new cases and 349 deaths in the last 24 hours. The state government is likely to take a call on announcing a complete lockdown in the state this week.
  • National capital Delhi witnessed the highest single-day spike with, recording 10,774 new COVID-19 cases and 48 deaths. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the fourth wave in the capital was “much more dangerous”.
  • At a review meeting April 12, he said the government will take several steps to increase the number of beds in both private and government hospitals in the city. He added that a few government and private hospitals will again be converted into fully COVID-19 facilities, government officials said.

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