COVID-19: Six states account for over 85 per cent of new cases

New Delhi, Mar 12 (PTI): Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu continue to report a surge in daily COVID-19 cases, accounting for 85.6 per cent of the new cases, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday.
India’s total COVID-19 active caseload has reached 1,97,237 and now comprises 1.74 per cent of India’s total infections.
“Five states cumulatively account for 82.96 per cent of the total active cases in the country. Two states Maharashtra and Kerala- account for 71.69 per cent of India’s total active cases,” the ministry said.
A total of 23,285 new cases were registered in a span of 24 hours. Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 14,317 (61.48 per cent of the daily new cases). It is followed by Kerala with 2,133 while Punjab reported 1,305 new cases, the ministry said.
The Central government had earlier also 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.
The reports of Central Teams are shared with states for further follow up action. The follow up and compliance on part of states is monitored by the Union Ministry of Health.

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