Six states account for nearly 81% of new COVID cases in India

at 1:00 pm

New Delhi (NVI): Maharashtra, Punjab, Kerala, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Gujarat, continue to report a surge in daily new coronavirus cases and together they account for 80.63 per cent of the fresh cases reported in last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry confirmed.

A total of 53,476 new cases were reported in the past 24 hours across the country

“Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 31,855 (59.57 per cent). It is followed by Punjab with 2,613 while Kerala reported 2,456 new cases,” the Ministry of Health said in a statement.

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On the other hand, the country’s total active caseload stands at 3.95 lakh (3,95,192), comprising 3.35 per cent of the total positive cases. the ministry said.

It added that a net incline of 26,735 cases is recorded from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours.

Maharashtra, Kerala and Punjab, account for 74.32 per cent of total active cases in the country. Maharashtra alone accounts for 62.91 per cent of the total active cases in the country, as per the Health Ministry data.

In a significant development, more than 5.31 crore (5,31,45,709) vaccine doses have been administered through 8,61,292 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today, the statement said.

These include 79,80,849 HCWs (1st dose), 50,61,790 HCWs (2nd dose), 84,78,478 FLWs (1st dose) and3 2,37,381 FLWs (2nd Dose), 51,31,949 beneficiaries aged more than 45 years with specific co-morbidities (1st Dose) and 2,32,55,262 beneficiaries aged more than 60 years.

Yesterday, on Day 68 of the vaccination drive, more than 23 lakh (23,03,305) vaccine doses were given. Out of which, 21,13,323 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 38,243 sessions for 1st dose and 1,89,982 HCWs and FLWs received 2nd dose of vaccine.

Further, India’s cumulative COVID-19 recoveries stand at 1,12,31,650 with 26,490 people cured and discharged in the last 24 hours. However, the gap between total recovered cases and the active cases stands at 10,836,458 and the national recovery rate improved to 95.28 per cent.

In the last 24 hours, 251 COVID-19D deaths were also reported in India, the statement said, adding that “Six States account for 78.49% of the daily deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (95). Punjab follows with 39 daily deaths and Chhattisgarh reported 29 deaths.”

-RJV