Virus resurges as India slowly vaccinates more

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has registered its worst single-day increase in coronavirus cases since late December as the western state of Maharashtra battles a resurgence.

India’s Health Ministry yesterday reported 23,285 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. It’s the highest daily rise since December 24.

Cases had been falling steadily since a peak in late September, but experts said increased public gatherings and laxity toward public health guidance is leading to the latest surge.