New Delhi (NVI): The Union Health Ministry today said that eight states have seen a massive surge in COVID-19 cases and accounted for 81.42% of the single-day infections of COVID-19 pathogen.
“Eight states including, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh have witnessed steep rise in COVID-19 cases. They account for 81.42 % of single-day infections,” the health ministry said.
According to the data released by the health ministry, the total active cases of COVID-19 has increased to 6,58,909 comprising 5.32 per cent of the total infections.
In a day, there has been a net rise of 44,213 active cases.
Meanwhile Maharashtra has shown a nine-fold jump, the maximum increase in the number of active cases during Feb 3 ,2021 – April 3, 2021.
In percentage terms, Punjab has reported the maximum increase in active cases.
However, the national recovery rate has surged to 93.36% with 44,202 recoveries registered in the last 24 hours. India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1,15,69,241 today.
A total of 714 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours with six states account for 85.85% of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (481).