Ten states show steep rise in daily Covid-19 cases

Prime News, Health, Disease, Vaccine, New Delhi, April 12:- Ten states — Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan have shown a steep rise in the daily COVID-19 cases accounting for 83.02 percent of the new infections, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday (April 12).

India’s daily cases continue to rise and 1,68,912 fresh coronavirus infections were registered in a span of 24 hours, the highest single-day rise since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Maharashtra has reported the highest daily cases at 63,294. It is followed by Uttar Pradesh with 15,276 while Delhi reported 10,774 new cases.

Sixteen states — Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab, Kerala, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal are displaying an upward trajectory in daily new cases.

India’s total active caseload has increased to 12,01,009 and now comprises 8.88 percent of the country’s total infections. A net increase of 92,922 cases has been recorded in the total active caseload in a day.

Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Kerala cumulatively account for 70.16 percent of India’s total active cases. Maharashtra alone accounts for 47.22% of the total active caseload of the country.

India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1,21,56,529 with 75,086 recoveries being registered in a span of 24 hours. Besides, the daily deaths continue to show an upward trend with 904 deaths being reported in a day. Ten States account for 89.16 per cent of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (349). Chhattisgarh follows with 122 daily deaths.

Nearly 30 lakh vaccination doses were administered on Day 1 of the ‘tika utsav’ on Sunday. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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