Mumbai: Six states- Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu-account for 86.25 percent of fresh novel coronavirus cases reported in the past 24 hours.
Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 11,141, followed by Kerala with 2,100 while Punjab 1,043 new cases, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in a statement on Monday.
Around 18,599 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours.
As many as 97 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours and seven states account for 87.63 per cent of the new deaths.
Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (38), followed by Punjab 17 and Kerala 13 deaths.
Eighteen States/UTs have not reported any COVID19 deaths in the last 24 hours. These are A&N Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Chandigarh, D&D & D&N, Goa, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh (UT),Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Puducherry, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura.
The Centre is regularly holding high-level review meetings with the states and UTs showing a surge in new daily cases. The Health Secretary is also holding weekly review meetings as part of the Centre’s efforts to continuously engage with the states and UTs reporting higher caseload of active cases and those showing rise in daily new COVID19 cases.
Recently, the Centre rushed High Level Public Health teams to Maharashtra and Punjab to assist in COVID-19 control and containment measures in view of recent spike in cases in these States.
The Central Government has already deputed high-level teams to Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, and Jammu and Kashmir to support them in their fight against the recent spike in COVID-19 cases.
These teams interact with the State/UT authorities and get a firsthand understanding of the challenges and issues being faced by them so as to strengthen their ongoing activities and remove bottlenecks, if any.
Eight states — Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka and Haryana — were displaying an upward trajectory in daily new casesare displaying an upward trajectory in daily new cases.
Country’s Active Caseload has reached 1,88,747 and is 1.68 per cent of country’s total positive cases.
Eight States/UTs have weekly Positivity Rate more than the National Average (2.29%). Maharashtra has the highest weekly positivity rate with 11.13%.
More than 2.09 cr (2,09,89,010) vaccine doses have been administered through 3,76,633 sessions, as per the provisional report till 0700 hours on Monday.