Daily Covid-19 deaths fall below 100; no new fatality in 21 states, UTs
According to the health ministry’s data, 21 states and Union territories have not reported any Covid-19 deaths between Monday and Tuesday morning. These are Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Rajasthan, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Puducherry, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Sikkim, Tripura, Ladakh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
The Union health ministry has said that more than 70% of the deaths have occurred due to comorbidities. “Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR),” the ministry said on its website.
India’s reported 10,584 new Covid-19 cases, down from 14,199 on Monday morning and now the country’s tally stands at 11,016,434. According to the health ministry on Tuesday morning, there are 147,306 active cases of coronavirus disease, lower than 150,055 reported on Monday morning. There has been an increase in the number of active cases of Covid-19, which the Centre has claimed is due to a spike in the number of daily infections in Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh.
Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh have been asked by the Centre to ramp up testing and monitor new strains of the infection after a sudden spike in Covid-19 cases across the country. The Centre has cautioned states about rising cases of coronavirus disease and said that Covid-19 protocols and guidelines must be followed strictly to check the spread of the infection.