33 States, UTs Have Less Than 5,000 Active COVID-19 Cases, Says Health Ministry

Mumbai: The Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday that 33 states and union territories in the country have fewer than 5,000 active COVID-19 cases, with only two states – Maharashtra and Kerala – having more than 35,000 active cases.

During a weekly briefing on the coronavirus status in the country, Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Union Health Ministry said that the share of active cases is only 3.12 per cent of the total COVID-19 cases in the country.

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“Only 2 states – Kerala and Maharashtra – have more than 35,000 active COVID-19 cases and together they contribute 71 per cent to COVID-19 cases. Kerala has 65,670 active COVID-19 cases and Maharashtra has 35,991 COVID- There are 19 cases. At present, there are less than 5,000 active COVID-19 cases in 33 states and union territories of the country,” said Bhushan.

“Active cases are only 3.12 per cent of the total cases. Active cases are less than 1.50 lakhs and are declining. There are 15 states and union territories (UTs) who have not reported deaths in the last 24 hours. There are seven states and UTs that have not reported deaths in the last three weeks. A total of 55 per cent decline in average daily COVID-19 deaths have been reported in the last five weeks,” he said.

Bhushan said that COVID-19 deaths are at 112 per million population. “The COVID-19 case per million population is 7,860 and there are 146,802 trials per million population in the country,” he said.

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