Six states account for over 83 per cent of new Covid-19 cases:Govt

NEW DELHI:As India witnessed the highest daily tally of Covid 19 casws this year, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday that Maharashtra Kerala panjab Karnataka, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh account for 83.14 per cent of the new infections.
Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 27,126. It is followed by Punjab with 2,578 while Kerala reported 2,078 new cases.

Karnataka, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh reported 1,798, 1,565 and 1, 308 infections in a day.
India recorded 43,846 new coronavirus cases in a day, the highest single-day rise so far this year, taking the nationwide Covid-19 tally to 1,15,99,130.
Besides, 197 deaths were reported in a span 24 hours, the ministry said adding six states account for 86.8 per cent of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (92). Punjab follows with 38 daily deaths. Kerala reported15 deaths.
Delhi reported over 800 coronavirus cases for the first time this year on Saturday, while two more people succumbed to the pathogen.
The active cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) rose to 3,409 from 3,165 a day ago. The positivity rate breached the 1 per cent-mark after over two months, according to a bulletin.
Maharashtra, Tamil nadu Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka, Gujarat and Haryana are displaying an upward trajectory in daily new cases, according to the ministry.
India's total active caseload was recorded over 3.09 lakh (3,09,087) comprising 2.66 per cent of the total infections.



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