Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh & MP witness upsurge in daily Covid-19 cases

Five states- Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh are experiencing an upsurge in daily cases, the Ministry of Health said on Saturday.

India’s present active caseload now consists of 1.30% of India’s total Positive Cases. India’s total Active Caseload is pegged at 1,43,127 today. Some States are seeing an upsurge in daily new cases. There has been a rise in daily cases in Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, the Ministry said.

Kerala continues to report a high number of daily new cases. In the last 7 days, Chhattisgarh has also seen a rise in daily active new cases and in the past 24 hours, 259 daily new cases have been reported, the statement said.

In the past week, Maharashtra has exhibited a spike in the number of daily new cases, accounting for the highest number of daily new cases in the country today. In the last 24 hours, 6,112 daily new cases have been reported in the state. Similar to Maharashtra, Punjab has also shown a sudden spike in the number of daily new cases reported in the last 7 days with 383 daily new cases in the last 24 hours, it said

Since Feb 13, Madhya Pradesh is also witnessing a rise in the number of daily new cases. In the last 24 hours, 297 daily new cases have been registered in the state, the Ministry said.

The importance of adherence of COVID appropriate behavior is strongly reiterated for breaking the chain of transmission of the virus and containment of spread of the disease, it said.

However, with the better healthcare infrastructure facilities and Test-Track-Treat method, more than 21 crore (21,02,61,480) tests have been conducted in the country. The cumulative national Positivity Rate has seen a consistent decline in the last thirteen days. It presently stands at 5.22%, it added.          

According to the Health Ministry, A total of 1,07,15,204 vaccine doses have been administered through 2,22,313 sessions, as per the provisional report till 8 am today. These include 63,28,479 HCWs (1st dose), 8,47,161 HCWs (2nd dose) and 35,39,564 FLWs (1st dose).