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COVID 19! With 1,133 Deaths, India Witnesses Highest Single-Day Toll

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After breaching single day records of highest COVID cases in the world going past 90,000, India on Tuesday said it has registered 75,809 fresh cases in 24 hours when it marked the largest spike in deaths in a day with 1,133 new fatalities.

India now is the second worst-hit country after the US, with 42,80,442 coronavirus cases since the first was reported on January 30. The US has recorded 63,00,431 cases and 1,89,206 deaths so far, since the virus was first detected in China’s Wuhan in December 2019.

Out of the total 42,04,613 cases, 8,836,97 are active cases; 33,23,950 have recovered so far while 72,775 lost the battle against the deadly virus.

While the recovery rate was at a whopping high of 77.65 per cent, the fatality rate stands at 1.70 per cent, the data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare shows. The last highest deaths recorded due to the virus on a single day was on July 23, when 1,129 died in 24 hours.

Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Uttar Pradesh are the worst-hit states. These five states account for over 62 per cent of the active cases, according to the Health Ministry.

According to the data from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India conducted a record 10,98,621 tests in a single day on Monday, taking the total number of samples tested so far to 5,06,50,128.

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LDA to conduct lottery process for its 250 vacant plots in Vasantkunj Yojna

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Lucknow: Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) will allot as many as 250 housing plots through lottery system in its Vasantkunj Yojna located at Hardoi Road.
According to LDA officials,  the lottery system will take place in the second week of March. The development authority in the month of February opened registrations for its 250 vacant plots till February 28. As per LDA records, development authority has received more than 800 applications for the allotment.
The plots have been categorized in four categories as per their size, while cost of the plots is said to be Rs 24,000/sq metre. Development authority is also making a provision to develop housing units for the beneficiaries after allotting them plots, However, fee for the construction work is yet to be decided by LDA.
District magistrate and acting vice chairman of LDA Abhishek Prakash said, “The lottery process is expected to be conducted in Indira Gandhi Prathisthan in second week of March. The benefiacries under the scheme will be given vacant plots under much lower prices as compared to private developers.”
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