India’s COVID-19 tally crosses over 12.5 million

India’s COVID-19 tally crosses over 12.5 million

India’s Covid tally passed 12.5 million on Monday. In the last 24 hours the country also saw a huge surge in new cases of the viral disease.

Following is the data released by Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare at 8a.m. on Monday morning:-  

Total Cases- India’s total infection tally has been raised to 12,589,067.

Active cases- Covid-19 active cases in India crossed 700,000 and surged to 741,830. With this the country has witnessed a steady increase for the 26th day in a row.

The active caseload was at its lowest at 135,926 on February 12.

Daily cases- In the last 24 hours, India reported 103,558 new cases. On Sunday, there were 93,249 new covid cases.

Recovery- 52,847 patients have recovered from the disease. The total recovered cases have risen to 11,682,136.  

The recovery rate stands at 92.79 per cent.

Death-In the last 24 hours, 478 related fatalities were reported. This took the death toll to 165,101. On Sunday 513 fatalities were recorded.

States contributing in the tally-

In terms of share in the total number of new Covid-19 cases and deaths across the country in the last fortnight, Maharashtra and Punjab are the two worst hit states. Both the states have together reported around 60 per cent of India’s fatalities of all deaths reported during these two weeks. Maharashtra has added 426,108 Covid-19 cases in the last two weeks as of March 31. Now the state has imposed new restrictions to arrest the rising infections. Punjab on the other hand, added 35,754 cases in the same period.

On the basis of rising daily Covid-19 cases and high daily deaths, 11 states have been categorised as “states of grave concern”. The states are Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Chandigarh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Haryana.

Vaccination- So far, India has administered 7,59,79,651 anti-Covid shots under its vaccination drive.

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