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Coronavirus | Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu see steep rise in daily COVID-19 cases

Senior citizens being given COVID-19 vaccination at KC General hospital, in Bengaluru on March 06, 2021.   | Photo Credit: MURALI KUMAR K.

Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu are reporting high daily COVID-19 cases with these six States collectively accounting for 84.71% of the 18,711 new cases reported in last 24 hours, said a release issued by the Health Ministry on Sunday.

The active cases registered an increase for the fifth consecutive day, going up to 1,84,523, which now comprises 1.65% of the total infections. While the country’s total case count has gone up to 1,12,10,799, the number of people who have recovered from the disease also increased to 1,08,68,520. However, this translated to a drop in the recovery rate to 96.95%. The case fatality rate, meanwhile, stands at 1.41%.

Coronavirus | Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu see steep rise in daily COVID-19 cases
 

Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 10,187, followed by Kerala with 2,791 and Punjab with 1,159.

Eight States — Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka and Haryana — are displaying an upward trajectory in daily new cases, with the country’s total active caseload currently at 1.84 lakh (1,84,523). India has also reported 100 COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours and six States account for 87% of the new casualties with Maharashtra registering the highest of 47, Kerala 16 and Punjab 12 daily deaths.

This has brought the total deaths in the country due to COVID-19 up to 1,57,756. The Ministry stressed that over 70% of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research 22,14,30,507 samples have been tested up to March 6 with 7,37,830 samples being tested on Saturday.

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