COVID 19: Punjab, Maharashtra, and Kerala top in new cases and number of deaths in the last 24 hours

Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Karnataka continue to report a high number of new COVID-19 cases.

The the Union Health ministry reported that these 6 states account for 85.51 per cent of fresh cases.

A total of 17,407 new infections have been registered in a day making India’s total COVID-19 active caseload to reach 1,73,413.

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Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 9,855, followed by Kerala with 2,765, and Punjab reported 772 new cases.

“Maharashtra, Gujarat, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh are showing a rise in active cases.”


More than 1.66 crore vaccine doses have been administered through 3,23,064 sessions and includes:

  • 67,90,808 health care workers (HCWs 1st dose),
  • 28,72,725 HCWs (2nd dose),
  • 58,03,856 front line workers (FLWs 1st dose),
  • 4,202 FLWs (2nd Dose),
  • 1,43,759 beneficiaries aged more than 45 years with specific co-morbidities (1st dose), and
  • 10,00,698 beneficiaries aged more than 60 years.

India has seen 89 deaths in a span of 24 hours with Maharashtra 42, Kerala 15 and Punjab 12.

The ministry reported that the total number of cases with new variants of SARS-CoV-2 in the country has reached 242.