Upsurge in COVID-19 cases continue in six states, 113 deaths in 24 hours

The Samikhsya Bureau

NEW DELHI: The upsurge in new Covid-19 cases continued across six states during the past 24 hours with India reporting 16,488 new cases and 113 deaths during the past 24 hours.

The states showing the rise are Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare updates revealed.

Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 8,333. It is followed by Kerala with 3,671 while Punjab reported 622 new cases.

16,488 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours. 85.75% of the new cases are from 6 States and UTs.

In the last two weeks, Kerala has shown the maximum decline in the number of active cases, from 63,847 on 14th February to 51,679 today, while Maharashtra has shown the highest rise in active cases in the same period, from 34,449 on 14th of February to 68,810 currently.

113 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

Six States/UTs account for 82.3%of the new deaths.

Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (48). Punjab follows with 15 daily deaths and Kerala reported 14 deaths in the last 24 hours.