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6 states reported an increase in daily Covid cases; represent 79.57% of new infections: Government | India News

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NEW DELHI: Six states (Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh) continue to report a large increase in daily Covid-19 cases, accounting for 79.57% of new infections reported within 24 hours . the Health Ministry said on Saturday.
India’s total active cases has reached 4.52,647 and currently comprises 3.8 percent of the country’s total infections, he said.
In the country, 62,258 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours, the largest increase in one day so far this year, according to the ministry.
Maharashtra has reported the highest number of new cases daily with 36,902, followed by Punjab (3,122) and Chhattisgarh (2,665), the ministry said.
Ten states are showing an upward trajectory in new cases every day, he said.
A net inclination of 31,581 cases was registered in the total of active cases in a period of 24 hours.
Maharashtra, Kerala and Punjab cumulatively account for 73% of the total active cases in the country.
Total vaccination coverage in the country has exceeded 5.8 million rupees, the ministry said.
More than 5.81 crore (5,81,09,773) doses of vaccine have been administered across 9,45,168 sessions, according to the interim report as of 7 am.
These include 80,96,687 healthcare workers (first dose), 51,44,011 healthcare workers (second dose), 87,52,566 first line workers (first dose) and 35,39,144 first line workers (second dose), 61,72,032 beneficiaries over 45 years of age. years with specific comorbidities (first dose) and 2,64,05,333 beneficiaries older than 60 years.
“India ranks second in the world in terms of the number of vaccine doses administered (as of March 25, 2021),” the ministry said.
Eight states account for 60% of the cumulative doses of vaccines administered so far in the country, he said.
Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat have crossed the benchmark of 5 million vaccines, the ministry said.
Average daily doses given show a steady increase, he noted.
India’s cumulative recoveries amount to 1,12,95,023 to date and there have been 30,386 recoveries in a 24-hour span, it said.
Maharashtra has reported the highest number of recoveries in a single day with 17,019 newly recovered cases, while 291 deaths were reported in a 24-hour span.
Five states account for 75.6% of new deaths with Maharashtra registering the highest number of victims at 112 followed by Punjab (59).
Fourteen states and union territories have reported no deaths from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, the ministry said.
These are Assam, Odisha, Puducherry, Ladakh, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Tripura, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.

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