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10 states, including Maharashtra and UP, account for nearly 80 percent of new Covid-19 cases | India News

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NEW DELHI: Ten states comprising Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal have shown a sharp increase in daily new Covid-19 cases accounting for 79.10 percent of new infections, the Union’s health ministry said on Friday.
New daily cases from India continue to rise with a record 2,17,353 new infections in a 24-hour span.
Maharashtra has reported the highest number of new cases daily with 61,695. Uttar Pradesh follows with 22,339, while Delhi reported 16,699 new cases.
India’s total active cases has risen to 15.69,743 and now accounts for 10.98 percent of the country’s total infections. There has been a net increase of 97,866 cases in the total active case count within 24 hours.
Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala cumulatively account for 65.86% of all active cases in India.
Maharashtra alone accounts for 39.60 percent of total active cases in the country, the ministry said.
Sixteen states – Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab, Kerala, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal – are showing an upward trajectory in new cases.
Accumulated recoveries for India stand at 1.25.47.866, with 1.18.302 recoveries recorded over a 24-hour span. In addition, 1,185 deaths were reported in one day.
Ten states account for 85.40 percent of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the highest casualties with 349 followed by Chhattisgarh with 135 daily deaths.
Ten states and UT have not reported any deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. These are Ladakh, Tripura, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur, Lakshadweep, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and Arunachal Pradesh.
On the other hand, the cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has exceeded 11.72 million rupees as part of the world’s largest coronavirus vaccination campaign.
Altogether, 11,72,23,509 doses of vaccine have been administered through 17,37,539 sessions, according to an interim report until 7 in the morning.
These include 90,82,999 healthcare workers (HCP) who have taken the first dose and 56,34,634 HCP who have taken the second dose, 1,02,93,524 first-line workers (PDA) who have received the first dose and 51 , 52,891 PDA that has taken the second dose.
In addition, 4,42,30,842 and 30,97,961 beneficiaries older than 60 years have taken their first and second doses, respectively, while 3,87,41,890 and 98,876 beneficiaries 45 to 60 years have taken the first and second doses, respectively . .
Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala account for 59.63% of the total doses inoculated so far in the country.
More than 27 lakhs of vaccination doses were administered in a 24-hour period.
On day 90 of the vaccination campaign (April 15, 2021), 27,30,359 doses of vaccine were administered. Of these, 21,70,144 beneficiaries were vaccinated in 39,280 sessions for their first dose and 5,60,215 beneficiaries received the second dose of the vaccine.

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