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The number of active Covid-19 cases in India exceeds 5.8 lakh, 61 percent in Maharashtra alone | India News


NEW DELHI: With 39,544 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, Maharashtra on Thursday continued to report the highest number of daily cases in the country.
Maharashtra is followed by Chhattisgarh with 4,563 cases, while Karnataka reported 4,225 new cases in the past 24 hours, according to the union’s health ministry.
On Thursday, the total number of active cases from India reached 5,84,055. It now comprises 4.78 percent of the country’s total positive cases.
There has been a net incline of 31,489 cases out of the total active cases in the last 24 hours.
India reported 72,330 new Covid-19 cases and 459 related deaths in the past 24 hours. With these additional cases, the total number of Covid-19 cases in the country reached 1,22,21,665 while the death toll has skyrocketed to 1.62,927.
Five states (Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, and Punjab) cumulatively accounted for 78.9% of the total active cases in the country. Maharashtra alone accounts for more than 61% of the number of active cases in the country.
Six states (Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala) accounted for 83.01% of the new deaths.
At 227, Maharashtra saw the highest number of casualties followed by Punjab with 55 daily deaths.
Meanwhile, the third phase of Covid-19 vaccination for everyone over the age of 45 has started across the country. The Center warned that the situation is going from “bad to worse” and urged states to achieve 100 percent vaccination coverage of those 45 and older in increasing districts in the next two weeks.
India had started The Covid-19 vaccination campaign was launched on January 16 with two vaccines: Covishield (Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India) and Covaxin (manufactured by Bharat Biotech Limited). In the first phase, the vaccine was administered to healthcare workers. Vaccination of front-line workers (PDAs) began on February 2.
The next phase of the Covid-19 vaccination began on March 1 for people over the age of 60 and for people aged 45 and over with specific comorbid conditions. (AND ME)

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