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COVID-19 | 86.25% new cases in six states: Ministry of Health

The ministry said Maharashtra recorded the highest number of 11,141 new daily cases, followed by Kerala 2,100 and Punjab with 1,043 new infections.

The Ministry of Health said on Monday that Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu are the six states that account for 86.25% of new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases reported in the last 24 hours.

The ministry said Maharashtra recorded the highest number of 11,141 new daily cases, followed by Kerala 2,100 and Punjab with 1,043 new infections.

The Center is regularly holding high-level review meetings with states and union territories and is an increase in new daily affairs and the Health is also holding weekly review meetings.

“Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu COVID-19 daily are reporting an increase in new cases. They constitute 86.25% of the total new cases reported in the last 24 hours, ”the ministry said in a statement.

The Center has also encouraged high-level public health teams in Maharashtra and Punjab to assist in COVID-19 control and prevention measures, noting the recent spike in cases.

The central government said that it has already deputed high-level teams to Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Jammu and Kashmir so that their fight against the recent spike in COVID- To support them. 19 cases.

The ministry said, “These teams interact with state / UT officials and get first-hand understanding of the challenges and issues being faced by them to strengthen their ongoing activities and bottlenecks, if any. To get away. “

It states that eight states and union territories – Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka and Haryana are performing upward in new cases daily.

They have a weekly positivity rate that exceeds the national average of 2.29%. Maharashtra has the highest weekly positivity rate with 11.13%, the government said.

The number of active cases in the country reached 1,88,747 on Monday and is 1.68% of the total infections.

Meanwhile, 18 states and union territories have not reported any COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours.

These are Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Goa, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Puducherry, Rajasthan, Sikkim and Tripura. . The ministry said that about 2.10 crore vaccine doses were administered through 3,76,633 sessions, according to the provisional report as of 7 am on Monday.

These include 69,85,911 healthcare workers (first dose), 35,47,548 healthcare workers (second dose), 66,09,537 frontline workers (first dose) and 2,13,559 frontline workers (second dose), 4,80,669 beneficiaries over 45 years of age. Are included. Specific comorbidities (first dose) and 31,51,794 beneficiaries are over 60 years of age.

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