Five states account for 80.5% of new Covid-19 cases in India

at 12:29 pm
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New Delhi (NVI): Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh are reporting a upsurge in the daily coronavirus new cases and together they account for 80.5 per cent of the fresh cases registered in the last 24 hours, Union Health Ministry said.

A total of 46,951 new cases were registered in the past 24 hours across the country.

Of these, 84.49 per cent are reported from 6 States of Maharashtra, Punjab, Kerala, Karnataka, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

“Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 30,535 (65.03 per cent). This is followed by Punjab with 2,644 while Kerala reported 1,875 new cases,” it added.


The ministry also stated that the country’s total active COVID-19 cases has reached 3,34,646 . The present active caseload now stands at 2.87 per cent of total positive cases.

However, a net incline of 25,559 cases has been added to the total active caseload in the last 24 hours.

On the other hand, the total vaccination coverage in India has crossed the 4.5-crore mark. As many as 4,50,65,998 vaccine doses have been administered through 7,33,597 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am, the statement said.

“These include 77,86,205 HCWs (1st dose), 48,81,954 HCWs (2nd dose), 80,95,711 FLWs (1st dose) and 26,09,742 FLWs (2nd Dose), 37,21,455 beneficiaries aged more than 45 years with specific co-morbidities and 1,79,70,931 beneficiaries aged more than 60 years have also received the 1st Dose,” it added.

As on Day-65 of the vaccination drive ( March 21), total 4,62,157 vaccine doses were given. As it was a Sunday, many States and UTs did not schedule vaccination sessions.

Out of which, 4,49,115 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 8,459 sessions for 1st dose (HCWs and FLWs) and 13,042 HCWs and FLWs received 2nd dose of vaccine.

Moreover, India’s cumulative COVID-19 recoveries stand at 1,11,51,468 with 21,180 people cured in the last 24 hours. With this, the national recovery rate improved to 95.75 per cent in India.

Furthermore, 212 fatalities were reported in the last 24 hours and about six states account for 85.85 per cent of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (99). Punjab follows with 44 daily deaths and Kerala reported13 deaths in the last 24 hours, the statement said.

“The case fatality rate (CFR) currently stands at 1.37per cent and is continuously declining,” it added.