PM Modi’s last interaction with chief ministers was in January before the vaccination roll-out. PM Modi’s latest meeting comes in the wake of Covid-19 surge in some states. Five states have continued to report a surge in the Covid daily new cases.
‘Negligence towards Covid appropriate behaviour main reason behind the rising cases in the country’
Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday said negligence towards Covid-19 appropriate behaviour is the main reason behind surge in the cases.
Speaking on rising Covid-19 cases, the health minister said few states account for more than 80 per cent of the cases and urged people Covid appropriate behaviour despite the availability of the vaccine.
“Only few states account for more than 80 per cent of the rising cases. The negligence towards Covid appropriate behaviour is the main reason behind it. It is important to ascertain that Covid appropriate behaviour is followed even after the vaccine is available,” he said.
India records highest single-day rise in 85 days
India recorded 26,291 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, its highest single-day spike in 85 days, taking the country’s infection tally to 1,13,85,339, according to Union health ministry data.
Registering an upward trend for five days in a row, the total active caseload has gone up to 2,19,262 which is 1.93 per cent of the total infections in the country, while the recovery rate has dropped to 96.68 per cent, the data stated.
The death toll due to Covid-19 increased to 1,58,725 with 118 more fatalities being recorded in a day.
Five states continue to report Covid surge
Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu continued to report a spike in daily new cases. They cumulatively account for 78.41% of the new cases reported in the past 24 hours.
Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 15,051 (accounting for 63.21% of the daily new cases). It is followed by Kerala with 1,792 while Punjab reported 1,492 new cases.
A rising trajectory of daily new cases is visible in eight states. These are Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka and Haryana. Kerala has a consistently declining trend over last one month.
Maharashtra alone accounts for more than 58% of the total active cases in the country, the health ministry said.
No Covid death reported in sixteen states/UTs in the last 24 hours.
118 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. Six States account for 82.20% of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (50). Punjab follows with 20 daily deaths and Kerala reported15 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Sixteen states/UTs have not reported any Covid-19 deaths in the last 24 hours. These are Assam, Chandigarh, J&K (UT), Odisha, Jharkhand, Lakshadweep, Sikkim, Ladakh (UT), Manipur, D&N & D&N, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, A&N Islands and Arunachal Pradesh.
(With agency inputs)