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Delhi Becomes Worst-Hit COVID-19 City In India

BP World Bureau | Apr 16 2021 10:00:44 AM
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NEW DELHI: Delhi has overtaken the financial capital Mumbai to become the worst-hit state due to COVID-19. 

Delhi recorded over 17,000 cases of COVID-19 which is over Mumbai's single-day peak so far, which was 11,163 cases recorded on April 4. 

India has recorded yet another high single-day spike, which is 2,00,739 cases reported in 24 hours. 

The total tally of the nation is 1,40,74,564 cases and out of that, 14,71,877 are active cases, 1,24,29,564 people have recovered and 1,73,123 people died. 

Read: COVID-19: India Records Over 2 Lakh Cases, Over 1000 Deaths 

Maharashtra government-owned Haffkine Institute has been given the approval to make the COVID-19 vaccine by the central government. 

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving the approval to make Bharat Biotech's Covaxin.

He had earlier requested the centre to give the institute approval to manufacture the vaccine.