The Union Health Ministry said on Saturday that new cases of COVID-19 have increased in Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. The ministry said in a statement that daily cases of virus infection have increased in Chhattisgarh in the last seven days. There have been 259 new cases from the state in the last 24 hours. Cases of infection are increasing daily in Kerala and there has been a sharp increase in Maharashtra in the last one week. This has increased new cases of infection in the country on Saturday.
“In the last 24 hours, there were 6,112 new cases of COVID-19 in Maharashtra,” the ministry said in a statement. Like Maharashtra, daily cases are increasing in Punjab where 383 new cases have been reported in the last 24 hours. The ministry said that there has been an increase in cases of infection in Madhya Pradesh since February 13. In the last 24 hours, 297 new cases came from the state. The Ministry said that proper behavior needs to be adopted to break the link of Korana virus infection and prevent its spread. Only two states Maharashtra and Kerala have 75.87 percent active cases of COVID-19.
The ministry said that in the last 24 hours, no deaths occurred due to infection in 18 states and union territories. These include Telangana, Haryana, Jammu Kashmir, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, Tripura, Assam, Chandigarh, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Meghalaya, Ladakh, Mizoram, Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu. The ministry said that according to the data till 8 am, 1,07,15,204 vaccines of COVID-19 were given in 2,22,313 sessions. Of these, 63,28,479 health workers were given the first dose while 8,47,161 health workers were given the second dose.
In addition, there are 35,39,564 advance front personnel who were given the first dose. The second dose was started under the COVID-19 vaccination from February 13, 28 days after the first dose was given. Vaccination for Advance Front personnel started from February 2. The ministry said that more than five lakh doses were given in nine states. These include Uttar Pradesh (11,52,042), Maharashtra (8,60,386), Gujarat (8,56,657), Rajasthan (7,99,719), West Bengal (6,50,976), Karnataka (6,29,420), Madhya Pradesh (6,26,391) ), Bihar (5,50,433) and Odisha (5,01,713).