NEW DELHI: After a decline, daily Covid-19 cases in India continue to rise. On Wednesday, 22,854 patients tested positive in the country. This is the highest daily number since January 7 of this year, and also the third time in the year that daily cases exceeded the 20,000 mark. On January 1, India recorded 20,035 infections.
This is what the Covid situation looks like in the country
Maharashtra leads the increase in number of cases
Maharashtra continued the surge on Wednesday with 13,659 new cases. It is followed by Kerala (2475) and Punjab (1393).
While daily cases have increased since mid-February, reaching the levels seen in the last week of December, the increase in daily deaths is not the same as seen during this period.
India recorded 125 new deaths on Wednesday. Maharashtra saw the maximum losses (54). It was followed by Punjab with 17 daily deaths and Kerala with 14 deaths.
8 states indicate an upward movement in new cases every day
According to the Ministry of Health, eight states – Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat, Delhi, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu – are showing an upward trend in new cases every day. Karnataka recorded 760 cases on Wednesday while Gujarat reported 675 cases.
Tamil Nadu recorded 671 cases while Haryana recorded 359 cases.
Kerala, Himachal are seeing a decrease in the number of active cases
India’s active case number is 1,89,226. This is 1.68% of all positive cases. While Kerala reported the maximum drop in active cases, Maharashtra has shown the maximum increase in the past 24 hours.
Administered about 2.5 crore doses of vaccine
In the 54 days of the vaccination campaign, more than 2.56 Crore vaccine doses were administered in 4.78,168 sessions, according to the Ministry of Health. This includes 71.97 lakh health workers receiving the first dose and 40.13 lakh second dose.
A whopping 70.54 lakh frontline workers also received the first dose of the Covid vaccine, while 6.37 lakh have already fired the second shot.
Source: Ministry of Health