India reports year’s biggest Covid-19 spike

India reported its biggest daily spike in Covid-19 cases of the year on Saturday, with 24,882 infections.

The new cases mark the highest 24-hour figure since Dec 19, according to health data, boosting the caseload of 11.33 million, now third after the US and Brazil, according to recent data.

India’s Covid-19 deaths rose by 140 to 158,446, compared to an average of about 100 since early February.

India’s caseload had been falling steadily since peaking in late September, but increased social gatherings and travel has caused a spike since early February, even as the country has started to vaccinate its vast population.


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