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Gujarat, 5 other states continue to record surge in COVID-19 cases


Six states across the country are reporting high daily COVID19 cases. These are Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. They collectively account for 84.71% of the 18,711 new daily cases reported in the last 24 hours.

Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 10,187. It is followed by Kerala with 2,791 while Punjab reported 1,159 new cases. Karnataka reported 580 cases, Gujarat reported 571 cases and Tamil Nadu reported 562 cases.

The Centre is continuously engaging with the states and Union Territories reporting higher caseload of active cases and those showing a rise in the daily new COVID cases. It has deputed high-level teams to Maharashtra and Punjab, which are showing a steep increase in the daily new cases.

Overall eight states are displaying an upward trajectory in daily new cases. These include Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka and Haryana.

19 states reported no deaths in last 24 hours

Nineteen states/Union Territories have not reported any COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours. These are Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Chandigarh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Odisha, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Sikkim, Lakshadweep, Ladakh (UT), Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Tripura, Mizoram, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Arunachal Pradesh.

Over 1.12 crore COVID-19 cases

The health ministry on Sunday informed that 18,711 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case tally past 1.12 crore.

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The ministry also informed that over 2.09 crore people have been vaccinated so far. Of it, 14.24 lakh people were vaccinated on Sunday.

Also, 100 COVID-19 related deaths were reported by the ministry during this period. The addition of the fresh fatalities has taken India’s death toll due to the deadly virus to 1,57,756.

Of the over 1.12 crore coronavirus cases reported so far, over 1.84 lakh are active cases of the virus. It is 1.65 per cent of the total caseload. Interestingly, over 1.08 crore cases have recovered from the viral infection so far. Thus, the country’s recovery rate stands at 96.95 per cent.


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