Mumbai: The Union Health Ministry reported on Wednesday that in India’s fight against the epidemic against twenty-four states and union territories, including Andhra Pradesh, Delhi and Rajasthan, no COVID-19 casualties occurred in the last 24 hours.
The 24 States and UTs include Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Goa, Bihar, Puducherry, Himachal Pradesh, Assam, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Daman and Diu & Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Ladakh, Tripura, Nagaland, and Andaman and the Nicobar Islands.
Ninty-eight deaths occurred in the last 24 hours. Four states account for 88.78 per cent of the new deaths.
Maharashtra had the highest number of accidents – 54. There were 16 daily deaths in Kerala and 10 people died in the last 24 hours in Punjab.
86.58 per cent of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in six States.
Maharashtra has reported the maximum number of single-day recoveries with 6,332 newly recovered cases. 3,512 people recovered in Kerala in the past 24 hours followed by 473 in Tamil Nadu.
While Kerala, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Jammu and Kashmir showed a reduction in the active cases in the last 24 hours, Maharashtra, Punjab, Delhi, Karnataka and Gujarat displayed a rise in the active cases during the same time period, the health ministry said.