If you’re an avid user of social media, you might have seen some videos of crowds at various railway stations surface on your online feed, However, the videos of crowded railway stations that are surfacing online recently and are going viral are old and fake videos and it has been confirmed by the Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of Central Railways.Also Read - Britain Witnesses 23% rise in COVID-19 Cases, London A Hotspot
Some old videos of crowded railway platforms are making rounds on the internet recently as India witnesses a sharp spike in COVID-19 cases at present. However, the CPRO of the Central Railways has assured the public that the videos that are surfacing online are old and being reshared by people. The CPRO said, “People should not believe in any such rumours.” Also Read - India's Daily COVID Tally Crosses 13k Mark, Health Minister Mandaviya to Chair Crucial Meeting on Rising Cases
On Thursday, India registered a record single-day spike of 1,26,789 new COVID-19 cases, pushing its infection tally to 1,29,28,574, while the number of active cases too went upwards to breach the nine lakh-mark again, as per the Union Health Ministry data showed. The death toll due to the disease in the country increased to 1,66,862, with 685 new fatalities being reported in a day, according to the data updated at 8 am. Also Read - India's COVID Cases Rising Again: 13,216 Fresh Spike In 24 Hours, Highest Daily Surge In Over 3 Months
Registering a steady increase for the 29th day in row, the count of active cases has gone up to 9,10,319, which is 7.04 per cent of the total infections, while the country’s recovery rate has further dropped to 91.67 per cent, it stated.
The active COVID-19 caseload in the country was recorded at its lowest of 1,35,926 on February 12, comprising 1.25 per cent of the total infections.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,18,51,393, while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.29 per cent, the data stated.
India”s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7 last year, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.
It went past 60 lakh on September 28 last year, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and the one-crore mark on December 19.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 25,26,77,379 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in the country so far, including 12,37,781 on Wednesday.