10 States Account for 74.15% of New COVID-19 Cases, Says Health Ministry

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Ten states, including Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, reported 74.15 per cent of the new Covid-19 cases reported in a day, the Union health ministry said on Saturday.

Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 66,836. It is followed by Uttar Pradesh with 36,605 while Kerala reported 28,447 new cases.

The Ministry also said 12 states are displaying an upward trajectory in daily cases. These are Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Bihar and West Bengal.

India’s total Active Caseload has reached 25,52,940. It now comprises 15.37% of the country’s total Positive Cases. A net incline of 1,24,324 cases recorded from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours.

India recorded 3,46,786 new COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day spike since the pandemic broke out last year. Also, as many as 1,38,67,997 recoveries have been reported so far, out of which 2,19,838 were reported in the last 24 hours

Besides, the National Mortality Rate has been falling and currently stands at 1.14%. 2,624 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. Ten States account for 82.28% of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (773). Delhi follows with 348 daily deaths.

The Union health ministry said the cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 13.83 crore.

These include 92,68,027 healthcare and 1,18,51,655 frontline workers who have taken the first dose, and 59,51,076 healthcare and 61,94,851 frontline workers who have taken the second one.

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