Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Punjab, and Madhya Pradesh – report a surge in the Covid daily new cases as 84.73% of the new cases are reported from these eight states, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said. The country registered 53,480 new cases in the last 24 hours.
Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 27,918. It is followed by Chhattisgarh with 3,108 while Karnataka reported 2,975 new cases, it added.
According to MoHFW, India’s total active caseload has reached 5,52,566. It now comprises 4.55% of the country’s total positive cases. A net incline of 11,846 cases recorded from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours. Five states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab, and Chhattisgarh cumulatively account for 79.30% of the total active cases in the country. Maharashtra leads with more than 61% of the active caseload of the country.
On the vaccination programme, 6,30,54,353 vaccine doses have been administered through 10,46,757 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. These include 82,16,239 HCWs (first dose), 52,19,525 HCWs (second dose), 90,48,417 FLWs (first dose) and 37,90,467 FLWs (second dose), 73,52,957 (first dose) and 6,824 (second dose) beneficiaries aged more than 45 years with specific co-morbidities and 2,93,71,422 (the first dose) and 48,502 (second dose) beneficiaries aged more than 60 years.
India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1,14,34,301 today. The national Recovery Rate is 94.11% as 41,280 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours. Besides, 354 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. Six States account for 82.20% of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties at 139) and Punjab follows with 64 daily deaths, the ministry said.