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Six states account for 78.56% of 56,211 new COVID-19 cases in India, says health ministry

The ministry stated Maharashtra reported the best variety of each day instances at 31,643, adopted by Punjab with 2,868 instances and Karnataka with 2,792 instances

File picture of a well being employee taking a nasal swab pattern to check for COVID-19 in Hyderabad, Telangana. AP

New Delhi: Six states, together with Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh, have reported a excessive variety of each day COVID-19 instances and account for 78.56 p.c of the 56,211 contemporary instances recorded within the nation in a day, the Union Well being Ministry stated on Tuesday.

India’s COVID-19 tally has climbed to 1,20,95,855, whereas 271 extra fatalities have pushed the toll to 1,62,114, in keeping with the ministry’s date up to date at eight am.

Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat, proceed to report a excessive surge in each day instances accounting for 78.56 p.c of the brand new infections reported in a span of 24 hours, it stated.

The ministry stated that Maharashtra reported the best variety of each day instances at 31,643. It’s adopted by Punjab with 2,868 instances and Karnataka with 2,792 instances.

Ten states — Maharashtra, Gujarat, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Haryana and Rajasthan — are displaying an upward trajectory in each day instances, it stated.

India’s whole energetic instances reached 5,40,720 with a web rise of 18,912 instances in a span of 24 hours. “Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka and Chhattisgarh cumulatively account for 79.64 per cent of the overall energetic instances within the nation. Maharashtra leads with greater than 62 p.c of the energetic caseload of the nation,” the ministry stated.

On the nationwide inoculation drive towards COVID-19 , it stated greater than 6.11 crore (6,11,13,354) vaccine doses have been administered via 10,07,091 periods, as per the provisional report until 7 am.

These embrace 81,74,916 healthcare staff (HCWs) who’ve taken the primary dose and 51,88,747 HCWs who’ve taken the second dose, and 89,44,742 frontline staff (FLWs) who’ve obtained the primary dose, and 37,11,221 FLWs who’ve taken the second dose, it stated.

The ministry stated moreover them, 68,72,483 beneficiaries aged 45 to 60 years with particular co-morbidities have obtained the primary dose and 405 the second dose.

Within the class of beneficiaries aged greater than 60 years, 2,82,19,257 have gotten the primary dose and 1,583 the second dose, it stated.

On 29 March, which was day-73 of the nationwide vaccination drive, a complete of 5,82,919 vaccine doses got. Out of those, 5,51,164 beneficiaries had been vaccinated throughout 14,608 periods for the primary dose and 31,755 beneficiaries obtained the second dose.

India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1,13,93,021 with 37,028 recoveries being registered in a span of 24 hours, the ministry stated.

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