Over 84% active COVID cases are from Maha, Kerala and 3 other states

at 4:11 pm
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New Delhi (NVI): The active coronavirus cases in India currently stands at 1.68 lakh with five states including Maharashtra and Kerala accounting for 84.16 per cent of the active infections, the Union Health Ministry confirmed.

The present active COVID-19 caseload of 1,68,358 consists of 1.51 per cent of total positive cases.

“Five states cumulatively account for 84.16 per cent of the total active cases in the country. Maharashtra alone accounts for 46.82 per cent of total active cases, followed by Kerala with 28.61 per cent,” the Ministry of Health said in a statement.

It added that six States and Union Territories have a weekly positivity rate higher than the national average of 2 per cent. Maharashtra leads all the states with a weekly positivity rate of 10.02 per cent.

As many as 8 states are displaying an upward trajectory in daily new cases with 80.33 per cent of the new cases are from five states, the statement said. Out of which, Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 6,397, followed by Kerala with 1,938 while Punjab reported 633 new cases.

Meanwhile, nearly 1.5 crore vaccine doses administered against COVID-19 in India. “A total of 1,48,54,136 vaccine doses have been administered as per the provisional report till 7 am,” the ministry noted.

These include 67,04,613 healthcare workers (HCW)s who got 1st dose, 25,97,799 HCWs (2nd dose) and 53,44,453 frontline workers (FLW)s who got 1st dose, 24,279 beneficiaries aged more than 45 years with specific co-morbidities (1st Dose) and 1,82,992 beneficiaries aged more than 60 years, it said.

The second dose of COVID-19 vaccination started on February 13 for those beneficiaries who have completed 28 days after receipt of the first dose.

So far, more than 1.07 crore (1,07,98,921) people has recovered across the country, with 12,464 patients cured and discharged in the last 24 hours.

With this, the recovery rate improves to 97.07 per cent in India, continues to be amongst the highest in the world.

In the last 24 hours, 91 COVID-19 fatalities were reported across the country, the ministry said. “Six States account for 85.71 per cent of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (30). Punjab follows with 18 daily deaths and Kerala reported 13 deaths,” it added.

As many as 19 States and UTs have not reported any COVID19 deaths in the past 24 hours.

These are West Bengal, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Lakshadweep, Ladakh, Sikkim, Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Daman & Diu & D&N Haveli and Arunachal Pradesh.

Furthermore, the statement said that 86.55 per cent of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 6 States.

Out of these, Maharashtra has reported the maximum number of single day recoveries with 5,754 cases. 3,475 people recovered in Kerala in the past 24 hours followed by 482 in Tamil Nadu, it added.