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Covid-19: Increase in daily cases in six states | India News

NEW DELHI: Maharashtra, Punjab, Kerala, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Gujarat report an increase in daily cases of coronavirus, which account for 80.63 percent of new Covid-19 infections, the Ministry of Health said on Thursday. Union.
The three states of Maharashtra, Kerala and Punjab also account for 74.32% of total active cases in the country, which has risen to 3.95 lakh and comprises 3.35% of total infections.
A total of 53,476 new cases have been reported in a 24-hour span, the highest increase in a single day so far this year.
Maharashtra continues to record the highest number of new cases daily with 31,855 (59.57%). Punjab followed with 2,613, while Kerala reported 2,456 new cases, the ministry said.
Ten states including Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Haryana, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh are showing an upward trajectory in daily new cases, he noted.
India’s total number of active Covid-19 cases has risen to 3.95,192. There is a net increase of 26,735 cases out of the total active cases in a period of 24 hours.
“Three states, Maharashtra, Kerala and Punjab, account for 74.32% of the total active cases in the country. Maharashtra alone represents 62.91% of the total active cases in the country,” the ministry stressed.
The ministry also said that more than 5.31 million doses of vaccines have been administered through 8,61,292 sessions.
These include 79,80,849 PS (1st dose), 50,61,790 PS (2nd dose), 84,78,478 PDA (1st dose) and 3 2,37,381 PDA (2nd dose), 51,31,949 beneficiaries older than 45 years with comorbidities ( 1st dose) and 2,32,55,262 beneficiaries over 60 years of age.
As on day 68 of the vaccination campaign (March 24), more than 23 lakh (23,03,305) doses of vaccine were administered. Of which, 21,13,323 beneficiaries were vaccinated in 38,243 sessions for the 1st dose and 1,89,982 PS and PDA received the 2nd dose of vaccine.
The ministry said that 60 percent of the cumulative doses (5,31,45,709) have been administered in eight states: Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, West Bengal, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Maharashtra.
India’s cumulative recoveries amount to 1,12,31,650, with 26,490 recoveries in a 24-hour span. The gap between total recovered cases and active cases amounts to 10,836,458 to date, the ministry said.
Additionally, 251 deaths were reported within 24 hours.
Six states account for 78.49 percent of daily deaths. Maharashtra saw the most casualties (95). Punjab continues with 39 deaths a day and Chhattisgarh reported 29 deaths in a 24-hour span.
Fourteen states and UT have not reported any deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. These are Jammu and Kashmir, Goa, Uttarakhand, Odisha, Lakshadweep, Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Ladakh (UT), Sikkim, Tripura, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland.

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