Five States of Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu continue to report a surge in the Covid daily new cases. They cumulatively account for 78.41% of the new cases reported in the past 24 hours, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said. According to the ministry, 26,291 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours.
Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 16,620 (accounting for 63.21% of the daily new cases). It is followed by Kerala with 1,792 while Punjab reported 1,492 new cases. A rising trajectory of daily new cases is visible in eight states. These are Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka and Haryana. Kerala has a consistently declining trend over the last one month.
India’s total Active Caseload has reached 2,19,262 today, comprising 1.93% of the total positive cases. Three states, Maharashtra, Kerala and Punjab, cumulatively account for 77% of India’s total active cases. Maharashtra alone accounts for more than 58% of the total active cases in the country.
On the other hand, India is fast approaching total vaccination coverage of 3 crores. The ministry said that 2,99,08,038 vaccine doses have been administered through 5,13,065 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today.
These include 73,55,755 HCWs (first dose), 43,05,118 HCWs (second dose), 73,40,423 FLWs (first dose) and 11,50,535 FLWs (second dose), 14,64,014 beneficiaries aged more than 45 years with specific co-morbidities (first dose) and 82,92,193 beneficiaries aged more than 60 years.
India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1,10,07,352 today. The national recovery rate is 96.68%. MoHFW said that 17,455 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours, and 84.10% of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in six states. Maharashtra has reported the maximum number of single-day recoveries with 8,861 newly recovered cases.