India’s daily Covid case count above 20,000; highest since Jan 1 | India News

NEW DELHI: After showing a decline, India’s daily Covid-19 cases continue to inch upward. On Wednesday, as many as 22,823 patients tested positive in the country. This is the highest daily tally of 2021, and also the highest since December 24 last year, when 23,454 infections were recorded.

Here’s how the Covid situation looks in the country
Maharashtra leads the surge in number of cases
Maharashtra continued to drive the fresh surge in the pandemic with 13,659 new cases on Wednesday. It is followed by Kerala (2475) and Punjab (1393).

While daily cases have continuously gone up since February 14, reaching the levels seen in the last week of December, the uptick in daily fatalities is not the same that was witnessed during that period.
On Wednesday, India recorded 125 fresh fatalities. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (54). It was followed by Punjab with 17 daily deaths and Kerala 14 deaths.

Eight states display upward trajectory in daily new cases
According to health ministry, eight states-Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat, Delhi, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are displaying upward trajectory in daily new cases. Punjab recorded 1422 cases on Wednesday, which is the highest since September 30; while Gujarat reported 675 cases, the highest since January 8.

Tamil Nadu recorded 671, while Haryana recorded 359 cases.

Kerala, Himachal record decline in active caseload
India’s total active caseload stands at 1,89,226. This is 1.68% of total positive cases. Kerala has reported the maximum decline in active cases while Maharashtra shown the maximum increase in the last 24 hours.

Source: Health ministry

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