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New Delhi : India’s total Active Covid-19 Caseload reached 1,64,511 on February 28, 2021. India’s present active caseload now stands at 1.48% of India’s total Positive Cases.

Six States – Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Gujarat- have shown a surge in new cases in the last 24 hours. 86.37% of the new cases are from these six States. A total 16,752 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 8,623. It is followed by Kerala with 3,792 while Punjab reported 593 new cases. Eight states are showing an upward trajectory in daily new cases, according to a PIB release.

The Centre has been engaging with the States and UTs exhibiting higher caseload of active cases and those reporting a spike in the daily new COVID cases. The Cabinet Secretary chaired a high-level review meeting on February 27, 2021, with the States/UTs exhibiting a surge in cases including Telangana, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, MP, Gujarat, Punjab, J&K, and West Bengal.

The Centre has also deputed high-level multi-disciplinary teams to Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Jammu and Kashmir (UT) to ascertain reasons for the surge and coordinate with the State Health Departments in COVID-19 control and containment measures.