India Reports 4,041 New Covid Cases, The Highest Single-Day Jump Since March 11
New Delhi, June 4 (TNA) India has once again recorded an upward trend in the number of new Covid cases as 4,041 new Covid infections were reported on Friday, stoking fears that the killer virus might be spreading again. This is also the the highest single-day jump since March 11.
India logged 43.17 million Covid infections since the start of the pandemic and 524,651 casualties, according to health ministry data, although the World Health Organization(WHO) has said the number of deaths is significantly higher. The daily positivity rate, or the confirmed Covid cases as a percentage of overall tests, stands at 0.95% for India while the weekly positivity rate has begun inching up, the latest data shows.
Maharashtra is again seeing a spike in Covid infections, with the positivity rate breaching 8% this week. Prompted by the sudden spike the union government has written to health secretaries of five states - Maharashtra, Kerala, Telangana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu to take immediate steps to curb the tranbsmission and spread. After a long lull, UP has also shown some upward trend.