NEW DELHI: The number of active cases grew exponentially in states categorised as “grave concern” by the ministry of health. The active cases have reported the highest rise in Punjab where they have increased by twelve times since February 3. In Delhi, during the same period, the active cases have increased by ten times.
According to data by the ministry of health, more than 6.3 crore people have been given the first shot of the dose, while nearly 1 crore people have been fully vaccinated. In the last 24 hours, 89,129 cases were reported — the highest since September 26.
The cases continued to increase across the country. Over 81% of the new cases reported in the last 24 hours were from eight states — Maharashtra, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh.
Five states, namely Maharashtra, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Kerala and Punjab cumulatively account for 77.3% of the total active cases in the country. Maharashtra alone accounts fornearly 60% (59.36%) of the total active caseload of the country.
Moreover, 50% of the total active cases are located in ten districts.
In the last 24 hours, 714 deaths were reported. Six States account for 85.85% of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (481). Punjab follows with 57 daily deaths.
Thirteen States/UTs have not reported any COVID19 deaths in the last 24 hours. These are Odisha, Assam, Ladakh (UT), D&D & D&N, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Sikkim,Lakshadweep, Mizoram, A&N Islands and Arunachal Pradesh.