Covid19

Active cases down to 1.84 lakh; most in Kerala, Maharashtra

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The number of active Covid-19 cases in India has receded to 1.84 lakh and comprises just 1.73% of the total infections recorded so far, said the Union Health Ministry on Monday.

The ministry pointed out, however, that Kerala and Maharashtra together account for more than 64.71% of the active cases in the country. Kerala has 39.7% and Maharashtra 25% of the total number of patients with Covid-19 at the moment.

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With 13,203 new instances of the viral infection reported in 24 hours till Monday 8 am and 13,298 recoveries registered during the same period, the total number of active cases receded to 1,84,182 with a net decline of 226.

According to data present by the ministry, 81.26% of the new cases are concentrated in six states and Union Territories.

Kerala reported the maximum 6,036 daily new cases, Maharashtra 2,752 and Karnataka 573 new Covid-19 cases.

During the same 24-hour period, 131 coronavirus-related deaths have been registered across India, the lowest in eight months, the health ministry said.

Seven states and Union Territories account for 80.15% of the 131 new fatalities. Maharashtra has reported 45 deaths, followed by 20 in Kerala and nine in Delhi.

The total recovered cases have surged to 1,03,30,084. The ministry underlined that the gap between recoveries and active Covid-19 cases continues to grow and stands at 1,01,45,902.

It said that 79.12% of the new recovered cases are concentrated in nine states and Union Territories. Kerala has reported the maximum 5,173 single-day recoveries, followed by Maharashtra with 1,743 people cured and Gujarat 704.

“Fifteen states and Union Territories have lower tests per million population than the national average,” the health ministry underlined.

As on Monday 8 am, as many as 16,15,504 beneficiaries have received Covid-19 vaccine shots. In a span of 24 hours, 33,303 people were vaccinated in 694 sessions.

Since the launch of the nationwide vaccination drive, 28,614 sessions have been conducted.

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