The country’s total active caseload stands at 1.68 lakh today as India added 12,286 new cases in the last 24 hours. The country’s present active caseload now consists of 1.51% of India’s total positive cases, and 80.33% of the new cases are from five states.
Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 6,397. It is followed by Kerala with 1,938 while Punjab reported 633 new cases. Two states, Maharashtra and Kerala alone account for 67.84% of total active cases.
The centre is continuously engaging with the states and UTs manifesting higher caseload of active cases and those reporting a rise in the daily new Covid cases. States/UTs have been advised to maintain a continued rigorous vigil for containing the spread of Covid-19. Need for effective testing, comprehensive tracking, prompt isolation of positive cases and quick quarantine of close contacts are strongly emphasized, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
Eight states are displaying an upward trajectory in daily new cases. Five States cumulatively account for 84.16% of the total active cases in the country. Maharashtra alone accounts for 46.82% of India’s total active cases, followed by Kerala with 28.61%. Six States/UTs have a weekly Positivity Rate higher than the national average of 2.00%. Maharashtra leads all the states with a weekly positivity rate of 10.02%.
Nearly 1.5 crore vaccine doses administered against Covid-19. No new COVID19 Fatality reported in 19 States/UTs in the last 24 hours, the ministry said.