India’s daily new cases continue to rise as 1,15,736 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours. Eight States including Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala have shown a rise in the Covid daily new cases. These states have reported 80.70% of the new cases, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said.
Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 55,469. It is followed by Chhattisgarh with 9,921 while Karnataka reported 6,150 new cases, it added
The country’s total active caseload has reached 8,43,473. It now comprises 6.59% of the country’s total positive cases. A net incline of 55,250 cases recorded from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, and Uttar Pradesh cumulatively account for 74.5% of India’s total active cases. Maharashtra alone accounts for 56.17% of the total active caseload of the country
The union government is “actively” engaging with all state and UT governments, “especially” those showing an upsurge in daily new cases and with a high caseload of active cases, MoHFW said.
The Prime chaired a high-level meeting on 4 April to review the Covid19 pandemic and vaccination situation in the country. Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, has chaired a high-level meeting through video conference to review the situation of Covid-19 and progress of vaccination in 11 states/UTs that are showing very large numbers of daily cases and high mortality due to the disease.
The Cabinet Secretary has also chaired a high-level review meeting on 2 April with Chief Secretaries, DG Police and Health Secretaries of all states/UTs, with a focus on 11 states/UTs that have been reporting a very high rise in daily cases and daily mortality because of Covid-19 in the last two weeks.
Regular review meetings are taken by Union Health Secretary with Secretaries of all states and UTs. The union government has rushed 50 high-level teams to Maharashtra, Punjab, and Chhattisgarh to assist the states in Covid control and management measures. These teams will be stationed in the States for 3-5 days.
India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1,17,92,135 today. The national Recovery Rate is 92.11% as 59,856 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours.