The Health Ministry on Thursday (11 March) said that six states - Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu - in the country continue to report high number of fresh Covid-19 cases, accounting for over 85 per cent of infections reported in India in the past 24 hours.
According to the Health Ministry, 22,854 new cases were registered in India in the last 24 hours.
"Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 13,659 (almost 60 per cent of the daily new cases). It is followed by Kerala with 2,475 while Punjab reported 1,393 new cases," said the Health Ministry.
Karnataka reported 760 new cases while Gujarat and Tamil Nadu registered 675 and 671 fresh infections, respectively.
Meanwhile, eight states - Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat and Karnataka - are displaying an upward trajectory in daily new cases, it said.
As of Thursday, India has 1,89,226 active Covid-19 cases, amounting for 1.68 per cent of country's total caseload.
On the vaccination front, the ministry informed that more than 2.56 crore (2,56,85,011) vaccine doses have been administered through 4,78,168 sessions across the country, as per the provisional report till 7 am on Thursday.
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