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10 states represent 74.15% of new cases of Covid-19: Ministry of Health | India News


NEW DELHI: Ten states, including Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, reported 74.15 percent of new Covid-19 cases reported in one day, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.
He also said that 12 states are showing an upward trajectory in daily cases. These are Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Bihar, and West Bengal.
A single-day record rise of 3,46,786 coronavirus cases brought India’s infection count to 1,66,10,481, while active cases crossed the 25 lakh mark, according to ministry data updated on Saturday.
The death toll rose to 1.89,544 with a record 2,624 more deaths in one day, data updated at 8 a.m. showed.
“Ten states – Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Rajasthan – reported 74.15 percent of new cases,” the ministry said in a statement.
Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Kerala cumulatively account for 66.66% of the total active cases in India.
The Union Health Ministry said the cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has exceeded 13.83 million rupees.
These include 92,68,027 healthcare workers and 1,18,51,655 frontline workers who have taken the first dose, and 59,51,076 healthcare workers and 61.94,851 frontline workers who have taken the second.
In addition, among the elderly, 4,91,45,265 have taken the first dose and 71,65,338 the second dose. Among those aged 45 to 60 years, 4,66,71,540 received the first dose of vaccine and 21,32,080 the second dose of vaccine.

Times of India