Ten states show steep rise in COVID-19 daily cases

New Delhi, Apr 09 (PTI): Ten states — Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Rajasthan have shown a steep rise in daily COVID-19 cases accounting for 83.29 per cent of the new infections, the Union Health Ministry said.
India’s daily cases continue to rise, the ministry underlined. A total of 1,31,968 new cases were registered a day, the highest single-day rise recorded so far in the country.
Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 56,286. It is followed by Chhattisgarh with 10,652 while Uttar Pradesh reported 8,474 new cases. India’s total active caseload has increased to 9,79,608 and now comprises 7.50 per cent of the country’s total infections. A net incline of 69,289 cases have been recorded in the total active caseload in a span of 24 hours. Five states of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradeshand Kerala cumulatively account for 73.24 per cent of India’s total active cases. Maharashtra alone accounts for 53.84 per cent of the total active caseload of the country. India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1,19,13,292 with 61,899 recoveries being registered in a span of 24 hours.
Besides, 780 deaths were reported in a day.
Ten states account for 92.82 per cent of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (376). Chhattisgarh follows with 94 daily deaths, the ministry said.
Twelve states and UTs have not reported any COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours. These are Rajasthan, Odisha, Puducherry, Ladakh (UT), D&D & D&N, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Mizoram,Lakshadweep, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Arunachal Pradesh
The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 9.43 crore, the ministry said.

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