The Union Health Ministry on Sunday said that 71.75 percent of the 4,03,738 cases reported in the last 24 hours are from 10 states including Maharashtra, Karnataka and Delhi. The other 10 states in the list are Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Rajasthan and Haryana. The ministry said that Maharashtra has the highest number of confirmed 56,578 new patients followed by Karnataka with 47,563 cases and Kerala with 41,971 cases.
He said that a total of 30.22 million samples have been tested across the country whereas the daily Kovid-19 infection rate is 21.64 percent. The number of patients treated in India has reached 37,36,648 and this is 16.76 percent of the total cases. There has been a decrease of 13,202 patients in the 24-hour period.
The ministry said that 82.94 percent of the country has undergone infection in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Haryana, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh. He said, “The national death rate is falling and it is currently 1.09 percent.” In addition, there have been 4,092 deaths in the last 24 hours. Of these, 74.93 percent patients have died in 10 states.
Maharashtra has the highest number of 864 people killed. After this, 482 people have died in Karnataka. The ministry said that in 20 states and union territories, the death rate for a population of 10 lakh is less than the national average (176) while in 16 states and union territories it is higher than the national level. So far 16.94 crore doses of anti-Kovid vaccine have been given in the country.
The ministry said that 66.78 percent of the total doses of vaccines given in the country have been given in Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Bihar and Andhra Pradesh. The first dose of vaccine has been given to 17,84,869 people in the age group of eighteen to 44 years. Over 20 lakh doses have been given in the last 24 hours. The world community is getting help in dealing with India’s second wave of Kovid-19. The ministry said that the Center is ensuring that global aid is distributed effectively and rapidly to states and union territories. It said that till now 6608 oxygen concentrators, 3856 oxygen cylinders, 14 oxygen production plants, 4330 ventilators / BI PAP / C PAP and more than three lakhs of Remedesivir vials have been supplied or sent.