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May 27, 2024
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India faces surge in new COVID-19 cases, with Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, and Punjab worst hit, today’s figures have increased concern

NEW DELHI: India is once again facing a surge in new cases of the coronavirus. The latest figures released by the government have shown a significant increase in the number of new infections, causing concern among health officials and citizens alike. In the past 24 hours alone, the country recorded 5,335 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of active cases to 25,587.

The situation had appeared to be improving earlier this year, with the number of daily cases dropping to under 20,000 in January. However, since then, there has been a steady increase in the number of cases, with some states experiencing a more rapid surge. In particular, the states of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, and Punjab have seen a sharp rise in new infections, prompting the authorities to implement stricter measures to control the spread of the virus.

Earlier on Wednesday, there were 4,435 cases of corona across the country, which was the highest since September 25 last year.

Kerala has the highest number of active cases (8,229). After this, Maharashtra is on the second number where 3,874 patients of Corona are undergoing treatment.

According to official figures, 6 people have also died due to corona in the last one day. A total of 2,826 corona patients have recovered during this period.

The government has already taken steps to address the rising number of cases, including increasing the pace of vaccination and ramping up testing and tracing efforts. However, experts have warned that the situation could worsen if appropriate measures are not taken promptly.

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