10 states contributed 70.91% of the new cases of Covid-19: Ministry of Health | India News
NEW DELHI: Nearly 71 percent of the 3,82,315 Covid-19 cases recorded in India in one day were reported in 10 states, including Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday.
India’s Covid-19 case burden is 2,06,65,148, according to ministry data.
Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Haryana, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan reported 70.91 percent of new Covid-19 cases reported in one day, the ministry said.
Nineteen states and territories in the union, including Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, West Bengal and Rajasthan have a weekly positivity rate higher than the national average of 21.46 percent, it said.
Seventeen states and UT, including Gujarat, Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu and Bihar have a weekly positivity rate lower than the national average, he added.
Maharashtra reported the highest number of new daily cases with 51,880, followed by 44,631 in Karnataka and 37,190 in Kerala.
The number of active cases in India has reached 34,87,229 and represents 16.87% of all infections. There was a net increase of 40,096 cases in the total number of active cases in a 24-hour period.
Twelve states cumulatively represent 81.25 percent of the country’s total active cases.
“The National Death Rate has been falling and is currently at 1.09 percent,” the ministry said.
Up to 3,780 deaths were reported in one day.
Ten states account for 74.97 percent of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the most casualties (891), followed by Uttar Pradesh (351).
India’s cumulative recoveries have risen to 1,69,51,731 with 3,38,439 recoveries recorded in a 24 hour span.
Ten states account for 73.4 percent of the new recoveries, the ministry said.