Health COVID-19: Eight states showing rising trajectory, says Health ministry

COVID-19: Eight states showing rising trajectory, says Health ministry

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A rising trajectory of daily new positive cases is visible in eight states and UTs, including Delhi and Maharashtra, the Indian health ministry said on Saturday.

“A rising trajectory of daily new cases is visible in eight states. These are Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka and Haryana. Kerala is showing a consistently declining trend,” the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry has said that Maharashtra, Kerala and Punjab cumulatively account for 76.22 per cent of India’s total active caseload.

The ministry also said that India has scaled a significant peak in its battle against Covid-19 pandemic; total vaccination coverage in the country has crossed 4 crore.

“About 4,20,63,392 vaccine doses have been administered through 6,86,469 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. These include 77,06,839 healthcare workers (HCWs) (first dose), 48,04,285 HCWs (second dose), 79,57,606 frontline workers (FLWs) (first dose) and 24,17,077 FLWs (second dose), 32,23,612 beneficiaries aged more than 45 years with specific co-morbidities (first dose) and 1,59,53,973 beneficiaries aged more than 60 years,” the ministry said.

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