Covid-19 Update: Five states see an upsurge in Covid-19 cases
There has been a rise in daily cases in Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.Kerala continues to report a high number of daily new cases.
India’s total Covid-19 active caseload is pegged at 1,43,127 on Saturday and consists of 1.30 percent of total positive cases.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, some states are seeing an upsurge in daily new cases. There has been a rise in daily cases in Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.Kerala continues to report a high number of daily new cases.
In the last seven days, Chhattisgarh has also seen a rise in daily active new cases. In the last 24 hours, 259 daily new cases have been reported.
In the past week, Maharashtra has exhibited a spike in the number of daily new cases, accounting for the highest number of daily new cases in the country today. In the last 24 hours, 6,112 daily new cases have been reported in the state.
Similar to Maharashtra, Punjab has also shown a sudden spike in the number of daily new cases reported in the last seven days with 383 daily new cases in the last 24 hours.
Since February 13, Madhya Pradesh is also witnessing a rise in the number of daily new cases. In the last 24 hours, 297 daily new cases have been registered in the state.
“The importance of adherence of COVID appropriate behavior is strongly reiterated for breaking the chain of transmission of the virus and containment of spread of the disease,” the Health Ministry said.
However, with the better healthcare infrastructure facilities and Test-Track-Treat method, more than 21 crore (21,02,61,480) tests have been conducted in the country. The cumulative national positivity rate has seen a consistent decline in the last 13 days. It presently stands at 5.22 percent.
According to the official data, a total of 1,07,15,204 vaccine doses have been administered through 2,22,313 sessions, as per the provisional report till 8 am. These include 63,28,479 HCWs (1st dose), 8,47,161 HCWs (2nd dose) and 35,39,564 FLWs (1st dose).
The 2nd dose of COVID19 vaccination started on 13th February, 2021 for those beneficiaries who have completed 28 days after receipt of the 1st dose. Vaccination of the FLWs started on 2nd February.
As on Day-35 of the vaccination drive (20th February, 2021), total 5,27,197 vaccine doses were given. Out of which, 2,90,935 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 10,851 sessions for 1st dose (HCWs and FLWs) and 2,36,262 HCWs received 2nd dose of vaccine.
Nine States have administered more than 5 lakh doses each. These are Uttar Pradesh (11,52,042), Maharashtra (8,60,386), Gujarat (8,56,657), Rajasthan (7,99,719), West Bengal (6,50,976), Karnataka (6,29,420), Madhya Pradesh (6,26,391), Bihar (5,50,433) and Odisha (5,01,713).
About the recoveries, the Health Ministry noted that a total of 1.06 Cr (1,06,67,741) people has recovered so far. 10,307 patients have recovered and got discharged in the last 24 hours. India’s Recovery Rate at 97.27% is amongst the highest in the world.
80.51 percent of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 6 States.
Kerala has reported the maximum number of single day recoveries with 4,854 newly recovered cases. 2,159 people recovered in Maharashtra in the past 24 hours followed by 467 in Tamil Nadu.
Of the total active cases reported in 24 hours, 86.69 percent are from six States.
Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 6,11 followed by Kerala with 4,505 while Tamil Nadu reported 448 new cases. Only two states – Maharashtra and Kerala account for 75.87% of total active cases.
Eighteen States/UTs have not reported any COVID19 deaths in the last 24 hours. These are Telangana, Haryana, J&K (UT), Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, Tripura, Assam, Chandigarh, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Meghalaya, Ladakh (UT), Mizoram, Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, A&N Islands, D&D & D&N.
Meanwhile, 101 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.
Five States account for 78.22 percent of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (44). Kerala reported 15 deaths. Punjab has reported another 8 casualties.