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Maharashtra, Delhi among eight states / UT showing an upward trajectory in new Covid-19 cases | India News

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NEW DEKHI: Eight Union states and territories in India, including Maharashtra and Delhi, are showing an upward trajectory in daily new Covid-19 cases, the Union Health Ministry reported Monday.
Other states include Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Haryana, and Gujarat.
Eight states and UT have a weekly positivity rate higher than the national average (2.29 percent), while Maharashtra has the highest weekly positivity rate at 11.13 percent.
According to the Health Ministry, Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat, and Tamil Nadu continue to report an increase in new Covid-19 cases, accounting for 86.25 percent of reported cases within 24 hours.
Up to 18,599 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours, of which Maharashtra has reported the highest number of new cases daily with 11,141. Kerala follows with 2,100, while Punjab reported 1,043 new cases.
The total number of active cases from India has reached 1.88,747 at present and the current number of active cases represents 1.68% of the total positive cases.
Cumulative tests conducted in the country have exceeded Rs 22 million (22,19,68,271) and the national cumulative positivity rate currently stands at 5.06%.
More than 2.09 million rupees (2,09,89,010) doses of vaccine have been administered through 3,76,633 sessions, according to the interim report as of 7am today.
“These include 69,85,911 TS (first dose), 35,47,548 TS (second dose), 66,09,537 PDA (first dose) and 2,13,559 PDA (second dose), 4,80,661 beneficiaries older than 45 years with comorbidities ( 1st dose) and 31,51,794 beneficiaries older than 60 years, ”said the ministry.
97 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.
Seven states account for 87.63% of new deaths. Maharashtra saw the most casualties (38). Punjab follows with 17 deaths a day and Kerala reported 13 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Eighteen states and UT have not reported any deaths from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours. These are the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Chandigarh, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Goa, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh (UT), Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Puducherry, Rajasthan, Sikkim. , Tripura.
The Central Government has also sent high-level teams to Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, and Jammu and Kashmir to support them in their fight against the recent rise in Covid-19. cases.
These teams interact with state and UT authorities and gain a first-hand understanding of the challenges and issues they face to strengthen their ongoing activities and eliminate bottlenecks, if any.
Recently, the Center sent high-level public health teams to Maharashtra and Punjab to assist in the control and containment measures of Covid-19 in view of the recent increase in cases in these states.

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