COVID Update: Resurgence At Its Pinnacle; Rise in Caseload Calls For A Lockdown

New Delhi: While the major spike in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra has monopolized the headlines, several other states across the country have been reported to show similar changes in their COVID trajectory. Another 10,493 infections were reported in the past 24 hours. The Union Ministry of Health reported the cumulative count of confirmed cases at 1,10,15,863. Meanwhile, the recovery rate has shown a steady graph at 97.2%.

13,230 afflicted with the deadly novel virus have been recuperated and the total count of cured citizens now stands at 1,07,10,483. The active cases of the country are reported to have increased to 1,44,332 as per MoHFW. In another sign of the resurgence of the pandemic, on the positive side, the trajectory of the death toll has been stable. 76 fatalities have been observed recently.

After a surge of COVID -19 cases in Maharashtra; the governing bodies declared a clampdown in Amaravati and Yavatmal districts lately.  Reporting 5,210 new cases across the state, and only 18 deaths, lowest in two weeks, taking the total to 21,06,094 and the toll to 51,806.

However, the situation in almost several states of the country is being observed. Along with Maharashtra. Chhattisgarh, MP, Punjab and Jammu Kashmir have reported a surge in their caseload. 

As per the recent reports by the Union Health Ministry; after 10 cases were identified between 15 and 22 February, another apartment has been declared a contaminated zone. BBMP has declared six contagious blocks based on the investigations. Sharing its borders with Kerala and Maharashtra Resurge; Karnataka is the third state presenting a surge in its caseload. Several states are scrutinizing the situations and gearing up for clampdowns if serious times prevail.

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