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6 states account for more than 78% of recent Covid-19 cases in India | India News


NEW DELHI: Six states, including Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, and Madhya Pradesh, have reported a high number of daily Covid-19 cases, accounting for 78.56 percent of the 56,211 new cases registered in the country in one day, the Union Health Ministry said Tuesday.
India’s Covid-19 count has risen to 1,20,95,855, while 271 more deaths have brought the death toll to 1,62,114, according to the ministry’s date updated at 8 a.m.
Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat continue to report large increases in daily cases accounting for 78.56 percent of new infections reported within 24 hours, it said.
The ministry said that Maharashtra has reported the highest number of daily cases with 31,643. It is followed by Punjab with 2,868 cases and Karnataka with 2,792 cases.
Ten states – Maharashtra, Gujarat, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Haryana and Rajasthan – are showing an upward trajectory in daily cases, he said.
India’s total active cases has reached 5,40,720 with a net increase of 18,912 cases in a 24-hour span.
“Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka and Chhattisgarh cumulatively accumulate 79.64 percent of the total active cases in the country. Maharashtra leads with more than 62 percent of the number of active cases in the country,” the ministry said.
Regarding the national inoculation campaign against Covid-19, he said that more than 6.11 crore (6,11,13,354) doses of vaccine have been administered through 10,07,091 sessions, according to the interim report until 7 am.
These include 81,74,916 healthcare workers (TS) who have taken the first dose and 51,88,747 TS who have taken the second dose, and 89,44,742 first-line workers (PDAs) who have received the first dose and 37, 11,221 PDAs who have taken took the second dose, it said.
The ministry said that in addition to them, 68,72,483 beneficiaries aged 45 to 60 years with specific comorbidities have received the first dose and 405 the second dose.
In the category of beneficiaries older than 60 years, 2,82,19,257 received the first dose and 1,583 the second dose, he said.
On March 29, which was the 73rd day of the national vaccination campaign, a total of 5,82,919 doses of vaccine were administered.
Of these, 5,51,164 beneficiaries were vaccinated in 14,608 sessions for the first dose and 31,755 beneficiaries received the second dose.
India’s cumulative recoveries amount to 1,13,93,021 with 37,028 recoveries recorded in a 24-hour span, the ministry said.

Times of India