Covid-19 Updates: India Clocks Over 1.6 Lakh Cases in Last 24 Hours

covid 1.6 Lakh Cases

India’s daily new cases continue to rise as 1,61,736 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said


Ten States including Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Kerala have shown a rise in the Covid daily new cases. 80.80% of the new cases are reported from these 10 states, it added.

Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 51,751. It is followed by Uttar Pradesh with 13,604 while Chhattisgarh reported 13,576 new cases, MoHFW also said.

India’s total active caseload has reached 12,64,698. It now comprises 9.24% of the country’s total positive cases. A net incline of 63,689 cases recorded from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours.


The five States of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Kerala cumulatively account for 68.85% of India’s total active cases. Maharashtra alone accounts for 44.78% of the total active caseload of the country.

According to MoHFW, 97,168 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours. Also, 879 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. Ten states account for 88.05% of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (258). Chhattisgarh follows with 132 daily deaths.

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