According to data from the Indian Ministry of Health, 184,372 new cases of coronovirus occurred in India on Wednesday, the largest single figure since the onset of the epidemic.
It is one of the most single-day affairs in the world this week. In that perspective, the United States reported more than 77,000 cases on Tuesday and Brazil reported more than 82,000 – both far below India’s count, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
The ministry reported 1,027 additional related deaths, the first time India reported more than 1,000 new daily deaths since October.
The new figures bring the country’s total to 13,873,825 cases and 172,085 related deaths.
Mass pilgrimage: In the city of Haridwar in the state of Uttarakhand, where the month-long Kumbh Mela is a religious festival, matters are increasing. Millions of Hindus across the country have traveled to Haridwar to bathe in the Ganges River and participate in prayer together.
Monday marked the first “auspicious” day of the festival, and with 2.4 million people taking a dip in the Ganges, police officials seized the C.N.N. The second bathing day ended on Wednesday, and the last would be on 27 April.
According to data released by the state health department, Haridwar has seen more than 1,000 new cases in the last two days. In that context, the city registered just 70 new cases on March 31, a day before the festival began.
New Restrictions: Hard restrictions in the hard-hit Maharashtra state, which run till 1 May, will come into force from Wednesday evening.
Four people will be kept in public ceremonies. People are urged to work from home and observe voluntary curfews. Only necessary travel and services will be allowed throughout the state. Shopping centers, malls, film shoots and beaches will be closed, while hotels and restaurants will only be allowed to provide delivery and takeaway services.