India witnesses rise in COVID-19 active cases

New Delhi, Feb 21 (PTI): India has been witnessing a rise in the COVID-19 active cases over the past few days which is pegged at 1,45,634 comprising 1.32 per cent of the country’s total infections, the Union Health Ministry said.
According to the ministry, 22 states and UTs have not reported any COVID-19 death in a span of 24 hours.
More than 74 per cent of the active cases of the country are in Kerala and Maharashtra.
“Of late, it is seen that there has been a spike in the daily cases in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh also. Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir too are witnessing a surge in daily new cases,” the ministry said.
It said 85.61 per cent of the new cases are from five states. Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 6,281. It is followed by Kerala with 4,650 while Karnataka reported 490 new cases.
Only two states – Maharashtra and Kerala — account for 77 per cent of daily new cases reported in a span of 24 hours.
Twenty-two states and UTs have not reported any COVID-19 death in a span of 24 hours, the ministry said.

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