Six states see uptick in new Covid infections; Maharashtra, Kerala account for 74% of active cases: Key developments -Meghna Sen

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published Published on Feb 21, 2021   modified Modified on Feb 22, 2021

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Not only Maharashtra, but five other states in the country are also witnessing a surge in daily Covid-19 infections, triggering worries

India's total coronavirus active cases currently stand at 1,45,634 including 48,439 and 59,814 active ones from Maharashtra and Kerala, the health ministry said on Sunday.

Two states - Kerala and Maharashtra - cumulatively account for more than 74% of India's total active cases.

Maharashtra recorded more than 6,000 Covid-19 cases on Saturday with 6,281 people testing positive for the deadly virus in a span of 24 hours. The total cases in the state increased to 20,93,913 including 48,439 active cases and 19,92,530 total recoveries. The death toll in the state climbed to 51,753 including 40 new deaths, the state department has said.

Meanwhile, Kerala on Saturday registered 4,650 new cases of coronavirus and 13 related deaths taking the total number of those affected in the state by the killer virus to 10.30 lakh. Around 5,841 people recuperated from the disease on Saturday taking the total recoveries in the state to 9,67,630.

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