Six states cumulatively contributed to 78.56 per cent of new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in the last 24 hours from across the country, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Tuesday.
These states are Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat which continued to report a surge in the daily Covid-19 cases, according to the health ministry.
India recorded 56,211 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours which took the nationwide tally to 12,095,855, the health ministry showed. With this, the number of active cases also went up by 18,912 between Monday and Tuesday morning as the active case count reached 540,720, the health ministry said. 271 fatalities were reported due to the infection which took the death toll to 162,114.
Gujarat’s Covid-19 caseload reached 303,118 after 2,252 new Covid-19 cases were detected on Monday. With eight deaths and 1,731 people getting discharged, the state’s death toll stood at 4,500 and the recovery count stood at 286,577.