COVID-19: Five states account for over 78 per cent of new cases

| | New Delhi
  • 0

COVID-19: Five states account for over 78 per cent of new cases

Monday, 15 March 2021 | PTI | New Delhi

COVID-19: Five states account for over 78 per cent of new cases

Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu continue to report a surge in COVID-19 daily cases, accounting for 78.41 per cent of the new cases, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday.

A total of 26,291 new cases were registered in a day. Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 16,620 (accounting for 63.21 per cent 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," the ministry said.

Kerala has a consistently declining trend over the last one month, it stated.

India's total COVID-19 active caseload has reached 2,19,262 comprising 1.93 per cent of the total infections.

Maharashtra, Kerala and Punjab, cumulatively account for 77 per cent of India's total active cases.

Maharashtra alone accounts for more than 58 per cent of the total active cases in the country.

India is, meanwhile, fast approaching total vaccination coverage of 3 crore.

The ministry said 2,99,08,038 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered through 5,13,065 sessions, as per the provisional report till Monday 7 am.

These include 73,55,755  healthcare workers (HCWs) who have been administered 1st dose, 43,05,118 HCWs who have been given the 2nd dose), 73,40,423 frontline workers (FLWs) who have taken the 1st dose and 11,50,535 FLWs who have received the 2nd dose.

Besides, 14,64,014 beneficiaries aged more than 45 years with specific co-morbidities and 82,92,193 beneficiaries aged more than 60 years have been administered the 1st dose.

As on day-58 of the vaccination drive (14th March), 1,40,880 vaccine doses were given.

"Being a Sunday, most states and UTs did not schedule vaccination sessions yesterday," the ministry said.

Of the total, 1,20,885 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 2,211 sessions for 1st dose and 19,995 HCWs and FLWs received 2nd dose of vaccine.

India's cumulative recoveries stand at 1,10,07,352 with 17,455 recoveries were registered in a span of 24 hours. The ministry said 84.10 per cent of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 6 states.

Maharashtra has reported the maximum number of single day recoveries with 8,861 newly recovered cases.A total of 118 deaths were reported in a span of 24 hours.

Six states account for 82.20 per cent of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (50). Punjab follows with 20 daily deaths and Kerala reported 15 deaths in a span of  24 hours.

Sixteen states and UTs have not reported any COVID-19 deaths in a span of 24 hours. These are Assam, Chandigarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Odisha, Jharkhand, Lakshadweep, Sikkim, Ladakh (UT), Manipur, Daman and Diu & Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Andman and Nicobar Islands and Arunachal Pradesh.

Sunday Edition

Pandemic: A Triple-Whammy for Parents

26 September 2021 | RamG Vallath | Agenda

Attached to none

26 September 2021 | Hingori | Agenda

Turn to art for progress

26 September 2021 | Aarrti Zaveri | Agenda

God is easily pleased

26 September 2021 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Astroturf : Living in demanding mode

26 September 2021 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Meet India’s young writers

26 September 2021 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer