Coronavirus India Updates: Nearly 3.5 Lakh Fresh Cases, Daily Death Toll Crosses 2,700

India continues to report record daily Covid-19 cases and deaths even as states tighten restrictions to contain the second wave of the pandemic that has overwhelmed the nation’s healthcare system.

Nearly 3.5 lakh people tested positive for the virus in a 24-hour period as India again added the highest number of new infections recorded by any country in a single day, according to the Health Ministry’s update as of 8 a.m. on April 25. Record 2,767 deaths were reported during the period.

Key Numbers

Total confirmed cases: 1,69,60,172
Total number of active cases: 26,82,751
Total patients cured/discharged/migrated: 1,40,85,110
Total deaths: 1,92,311
Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 3,49,691
One-day recoveries: 2,17,113
One-day deaths: 2,767
Total vaccine doses administered: 14,09,16,417

India grapples with the worst second surge of the pandemic when vaccination has helped nations like the U.S. and the U.K. to slow down the spread of the virus. While India launched the world’s biggest inoculation programme, it’s now facing a shortage of jabs even as the nation has opened vaccination to everyone aged above 18 starting May 1.

Global Update: U.S. Starts Administering J&J Shot Again

U.S. states from New York to Arizona moved to begin administering the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine again. That came a day after the U.S. health agencies lifted the pause on the vaccine while they reviewed serious and rare cases of blood clots.

Global cases near 146 million with deaths exceeding 3 million. More than 1 billion doses have been given around the world.

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