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Eight states account for over 80 per cent of new Covid cases

By PTI Updated: Apr 04, 2021 10:32 pm
People queue up as they wait for their turn to undergo a mandatory COVID-19 test before entering the Getaway of India, in Mumbai, Sunday, April 04, 2021. (PTI)

New Delhi, April 4 (PTI): Eight states including Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat account for 80.96 per cent of the 93,249 new daily Covid-19 cases, according to the Union Health Ministry.

India is seeing a steep intensification in the doubling time of the Covid-19 cases. As of April 4, it is 115.4 days, the ministry said on Sunday.

India’s total active caseload has reached 6, 91, 597 and now comprises 5.54 per cent of the country’s total infections. A net rise of 32,688 cases recorded in the total active caseload in a span of 24 hours.

Maharashtra, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Kerala and Punjab cumulatively account for 76.41 per cent of the total active cases in the country, the ministry said.

Maharashtra alone accounts for more than half (58.19%) of the total active caseload of the country.

India saw 93,249 new coronavirus infections being reported in a span of 24 hours, the highest single day rise so far this year, taking the nationwide Covid-19 tally of cases to 1, 24, 85, 509 , according to the ministry data updated on Sunday morning.

Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 49,447. This is followed by Chhattisgarh with 5,818 cases while Karnataka reported 4,373 new cases.

Twelve states including Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Karnataka, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Kerala are displaying an upward trajectory in daily new cases, the ministry said.

Eight states account for 85.19 per cent of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (277). Punjab follows with 49 daily deaths, the ministry said.

Fourteen states and UTs have not reported any Covid-19 deaths in the last 24 hours. These are Odisha, Assam, Puducherry, Ladakh (UT), D&D & D&N, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Sikkim, Lakshadweep, Mizoram, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Arunachal Pradesh.

On the issue of vaccination, the ministry said the cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country stands at 7,59,79,651 (through 11,99,125 sessions).

These include 89,82,974 healthcare workers (HCWs) who have taken the 1st dose, 53,19,641 HCWs who have taken the 2nd dose, 96,86,477 frontline workers who have received the 1st dose and 40,97,510 FLWs who have taken the 2nd dose .

Besides, 4, 70, 70, 019 and 8, 23, 030 beneficiaries aged more than 45 years have been administered the 1st and 2nd dose respectively.

By PTI Updated: Apr 04, 2021 10:32:15 pm