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Eight states account for more than 80 percent of new Covid-19 cases | India News

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NEW DELHI: Eight states, including Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, account for 80.96 percent of the 93,249 new daily cases of Covid-19, according to the health ministry of the Union.
India is experiencing a sharp escalation in the doubling time of Covid-19 cases. As of April 4, that’s 115.4 days, the ministry said Sunday.
India’s total number of active cases has reached 6.91,597 and now represents 5.54% of the country’s total infections. A net increase of 32,688 registered cases in the total of active cases in a period of 24 hours.
Maharashtra, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Kerala and Punjab cumulatively account for 76.41 percent of total active cases in the country, the ministry said.
Maharashtra alone accounts for more than half (58.19%) of the country’s total active cases.
India recorded 93,249 new coronavirus infections in a 24-hour span, the highest increase in a single day so far this year, bringing the national Covid-19 case count to 1.24.85.509, according to the Ministry data updated Sunday morning.
Maharashtra has reported the highest number of new cases daily with 49,447. This is followed by Chhattisgarh with 5,818 cases, while Karnataka reported 4,373 new cases.
Twelve states, including Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Karnataka, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Kerala are showing an upward trajectory in new cases daily, the ministry said.
India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1,16,29,289, with 60,048 recoveries in a 24-hour span.
In addition, 513 deaths were reported in one day.
Eight states account for 85.19 percent of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the most casualties (277). Punjab follows with 49 deaths a day, the ministry said.
Fourteen states and UT have not reported any deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. These are Odisha, Assam, Puducherry, Ladakh (UT), Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Sikkim, Lakshadweep, Mizoram, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Arunachal Pradesh.
On the subject of vaccination, the ministry said that the cumulative number of doses of the Covid-19 vaccine administered in the country is 7,59,79,651 (through 11.99,125 sessions).
These include 89,82,974 health workers (HCWs) who have taken the first dose, 53,19,641 HCWs who have taken the second dose, 96,86,477 first-line workers who have received the first dose, and 40,97,510 PDAs who have taken the second dose. .
In addition, 4.70.70.019 and 8.23.030 beneficiaries over 45 years of age have received the 1st and 2nd doses respectively.
The cumulative vaccination figure includes more than 6.5 crore (6,57,39,470) first doses, while the second dose figures have also crossed the 1 crore mark (1,02,40,181), the ministry said.
As on day 78 of the vaccination campaign (April 3), 27,38,972 doses of vaccine were administered. Of which 24,80,031 beneficiaries were vaccinated with the 1st dose and 2,58,941 beneficiaries received the 2nd dose of the vaccine.
Eight states represent 60.19 percent of the cumulative doses administered so far. Maharashtra alone accounts for 9.68% of the total doses administered in India.
Maharashtra has only distributed 65,59,094 first doses and 7,95,150 second doses.

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