Six states account for nearly 86% of new COVID cases in India

at 12:33 pm
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New Delhi (NVI): Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu continue to report high number of daily new coronavirus cases and they all account for 85.91 per cent of the fresh cases reported in the past 24 hours, Union Health Ministry said.

A total of 22,854 new COVID-19 cases were registered in the last 24 hours across the country.

“Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 13,659 (almost 60% of the daily new cases), followed by Kerala with 2,475 while Punjab reported 1,393 new cases,” the Health Ministry said in a statement.


As many as eight states are displaying an upward trajectory in daily new cases, it added.

Moreover, the country’s total active cases has reached 1,89,226. The present active caseload now stands at 1.68 per cent of total positive cases, the statement said.

“Kerala reported the maximum decline in active cases while Maharashtra has shown the maximum increase in active cases in the last 24 hours,” it added.

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Apart from that, more than 2.56 crore (2,56,85,011) vaccine doses have been administered in India through 4,78,168 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am, the ministry noted.

These include 71,97,100 HCWs (1st dose), 40,13,249 HCWs (2nd dose), 70,54,659 FLWs (1st dose) and 6,37,281 FLWs (2nd Dose), 9,67,058 beneficiaries aged more than 45 years with specific co-morbidities (1st Dose) and 58,15,664 beneficiaries aged more than 60 years.

Yesterday, on day 54 of the vaccination drive (10th March, 2021), total 13,17,357 vaccine doses were given, the statement said.

“Out of which, 10,30,243 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 20,299 sessions for 1st dose (HCWs and FLWs) and 2,87,114 HCWs and FLWs received 2nd dose of vaccine,” it said.

Further, 126 deaths were reported in a single day and six states account for 82.54 per cent of the new fatalities.

Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (54). Punjab follows with 17 daily deaths and Kerala reported14 deaths in the last 24 hours.

In the last 24 hours, 19 states and UTs have not reported any COVID-19 deaths, the statement said, adding that, these states are Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Odisha, Goa, Jharkhand, Puducherry, Lakshadweep, Sikkim, Ladakh, Manipur, Daman & Diu & D&N Haveli, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Arunachal Pradesh.