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Maharashtra, Gujarat, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh are showing a rise in the active cases. (Photo: Pixabay)

India Covid-19 updates: 85% fresh cases from 6 states

Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Karnataka continue to report a surge in the Covid-19 daily new cases. They cumulatively account for 85.51% of the new cases reported in the past 24 hours.

According to the data released by Union Health Ministry at 8 am on Thursday, 17,407 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours.

Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 9,855. This is the highest number recorded in Maharashtra since 18th October when 10,259 new cases were reported. It is followed by Kerala with 2,765 while Punjab reported 772 new cases.

India’s total active caseload has reached 1,73,413 today. India’s present active caseload now stands at 1.55% of India’s total Positive Cases.

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

Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar and Assam show a reduction in the active cases in the last 24 hours. On the other hand, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Gujarat display a rise in the active cases during the same time period.

More than 1.66 crore (1,66,16,048) vaccine doses have been administered through 3,23,064 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. These include 67,90,808 health care workers (HCWs 1st dose), 28,72,725 HCWs (2nd dose), 58,03,856 front line workers (FLWs 1st dose) and 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.

Twenty-three states and UTs have not reported any COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours.

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Who all took Covid-19 first dose today?

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Congress leader Rajiv Shukla, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal were among the ones to take the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine on Thursday.

President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan have already been vaccinated against COVID-19.

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