Six states have continued to report a surge in COVID- 19 cases, according to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday (March 8).
A total of 36 people in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly have been tested COVID-19 positive, according to JJ Hospital.
Since the start of the COVID-19 vaccination drive in India from January 16, 2,09,89,010 people in the country have been vaccinated so far.
Amongst these states, Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 10,187, followed by Kerala with 2,791 while Punjab reported 1,159 new cases.
After 18,711 new cases, the coronavirus tally in the country has reached 1,12,10,79, with 14, 392 discharges in the last 24 hours.
Districts in these states and UTs continue to be of concern as these are seeing a decrease in total tests being conducted, a low share of RT-PCR tests
These teams will visit the hotspot areas in the states and ascertain the reasons for the surge of COVID-19 cases.
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The mortality rate in India now stands stable at 1.41 per cent, however, the discharge rate fell from 97 per cent and now stands at 96.98 per cent, according to the Ministry of Health.
India has administered more than 1.8 crore doses of vaccine against COVID-19 till March 5, 2021, 48 days after the nationwide vaccination drive began in the country.