Coronavirus India Lockdown April 16 Highlights: Delhi sees record daily rise of 19,486 COVID-19 cases, Andhra govt says it has no stock of vaccine

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Updated: April 17, 2021 10:52 AM

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Coronavirus Lockdown in India, Coronavirus Cases in IndiaPassengers board a bus to their native places, amid the ongoing spike in COVID-19 cases, in Prayagraj on April 14. (PTI photo)

Fresh Coronavirus Cases in India Live Highlights: India’s corona story is turning grimmer with each passing hour as the nation recorded over two lakh new Covid-19 infection for the second consecutive day today. The health ministry’s April 16 bulletin says that 2,17,353 citizens were infected with the novel coronavirus. This was an increase of roughly 17,000 fresh cases in comparison with Thursday’s figures.

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Another troubling trend is the uptick in the number of Covid deaths. As of April 16, 1,185 people lost their lives due to the Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. With the double-digit positivity rate, India is recording the biggest spike in the new corona cases in the world in recent times. Only the US has seen such a sharp increase in the daily caseload.

As the Centre and state scramble to arrest the viral transmission, here are the newest, confirmed pandemic updates:

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