Covid-19 update: 89 deaths and above 17,000 new cases in 24 hours

Published: Mar 4, 2021, 1:49 pm IST

The Samikhsya Bureau

NEW DELHI: India recorded 89 deaths and 17,407 new cases due to Covid-19 during the past 24 hours, the daily update released by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare revealed.

Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Karnataka continue to report a surge in the daily new cases. They cumulatively account for 85.51% of the new cases reported in the past 24 hours.

Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 9,855. This is the highest number recorded in Maharashtra since 18th October when 10,259 new cases were reported.

It is followed by Kerala with 2,765 while Punjab reported 772 new cases.

Maharashtra, Gujarat, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh are showing a rise in the active cases.

Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar and Assam showed a reduction in the active cases in the last 24 hours.

On the other hand, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Gujarat display a rise in the active cases during the same time period.

Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (42). Kerala follows with 15 and Punjab reported 12 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Twenty-three States/UTs have not reported any COVID19 deaths in the last 24 hours.

These are Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, J&K (UT), Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Puducherry, Assam, Lakshadweep, Nagaland, Sikkim, Ladakh (UT), Tripura, A&N Islands, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, D&D & D&N and Arunachal Pradesh, the Ministry update maintained.

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