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New Delhi : India’s total Active Covid-19 Caseload was 1.68 lakh (1,68,358) on March 2, 2021, as the country added 12,286 new cases in the last 24 hours. The country’s present active caseload now accounts for 1.51% of India’s total Positive Cases.

80.33% of the new cases are from 5 States : Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 6,397. It is followed by Kerala with 1,938 while Punjab reported 633 new cases. Two states, Maharashtra and Kerala alone account for 67.84% of total active cases, according to a PIB release.

The Centre is continuously engaging with the States and UTs manifesting higher caseload of active cases and those reporting a rise in the daily new COVID cases. States/UTs have been advised to maintain a continued rigorous vigil for containing the spread of COVID-19. Need for effective testing, comprehensive tracking, prompt isolation of positive cases, and quick quarantine of close contacts are strongly s

Eight states are displaying an upward trajectory in daily new cases. Five States cumulatively account for 84.16% of the total active cases in the country. Maharashtra alone accounts for 46.82% of India’s total active cases followed by Kerala with 28.61%. Six States/UTs have a weekly Positivity Rate higher than the national average of 2.00%. Maharashtra leads all the states with a weekly positivity rate of 10.02%.

More than 1.07 Cr (1,07,98,921) people has recovered so far. A total 12,464 patients have recovered and got discharged in the last 24 hours. India’s Recovery Rate at 97.07% continues to be amongst the highest in the world. 86.55% of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 6 States. Maharashtra has reported the maximum number of single day recoveries with 5,754 newly recovered cases. 3,475 people recovered in Kerala in the past 24 hours followed by 482 in Tamil Nadu.

91 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. Six States account for 85.71% of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (30). Punjab follows with 18 daily deaths. Kerala reported 13 deaths.

Nineteen States/UTs have not reported any COVID19 deaths in the last 24 hours. They are : West Bengal, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Lakshadweep, Ladakh (UT), Sikkim, Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, A&N Islands, D&D & D&N, and Arunachal Pradesh.