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New Delhi, Apr 17 : India’s daily new COVID-19 cases continue to surge alarmingly with 2,34,692 new cases being registered in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said here on Saturday.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, ten states including Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan report 79.32 per cent of the new cases.
Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 63,729. It is followed by Uttar Pradesh with 27,360 while Delhi reported 19,486 new cases.
According to the Ministry, sixteen states– Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka,
Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab, Kerala, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Telangana,
Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal — are displaying an upward trajectory in daily new cases.
India’s total Active Caseload has reached 16,79,740. It now comprises 11.56 per cent of the country’s total Positive Cases. A net incline of 1,09,997 cases recorded from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours.
The five states of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala cumulatively
account for 65.02 per cent of India’s total Active Cases.
Maharashtra alone accounts for 38.09 per cent of the total active caseload of the country.
India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1,26,71,220 today. The National Recovery Rate stands at 87.23 per cent with 1,23,354 recoveries registered in the last 24 hours.
Also, a total of 1,341 deaths were reported.
Ten states account for 85.83 per cent of the new deaths with Maharashtra recording the maximum casualties at 398 followed by Delhi with 141 daily deaths.
Nine States/UTs which have not reported any COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours are Ladakh (UT), D&D & D&N, Tripura, Sikkim, Mizoram, Manipur, Lakshadweep, A&N Islands and Arunachal Pradesh.