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COVID-19 cases are on a rise in India — Maharashtra and Kerala reporting the highest surge in cases

COVID-19 cases are on a rise in India — Maharashtra and Kerala reporting the highest surge in cases
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  • The rising COVID-19 cases are raising concerns mainly in southern states and Maharashtra with the highest number of daily cases.
  • As per the Health Ministry’s data, around 4,500 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in the last 24 hours with 9 fatalities.
  • There is a rise in the weekly positivity rate from 0.52% on the week ending 27th March to 0.73% on the week ending June 3, 2022.
The COVID-19 graph tally is hitting a three-month high as over 4,000 new cases are being reported in the past 4-5 days. The spiking cases are raising concerns mainly in some southern states and Maharashtra recording the highest number of daily cases.

As per the Health Ministry’s data, around 4,500 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in the last 24 hours with 9 fatalities. The country has currently over 25,000 active cases.

The central government, on Friday, June 3, asked these five states — Kerala, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, and Karnataka — to closely monitor the sudden surge in COVID-19 cases.

Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health secretary asked the states, in a letter, to continue implementation of necessary measures to effectively tackle the upsurge in COVID-19 cases.

Bhushan said, “from past 1 week, a slight upsurge in cases being noticed with 15,708 cases being reported in a week ending 27th May 2022 rising to 21,055 cases reported in a week ending June 3, 2022. Also, there is a rise in weekly positivity rate from 0.52% on the week ending 27th March to 0.73% in a week ending on June 3, 2022.”

“It is essential that all the states maintain a strict watch and take pre-emptive action if required to control any emerging spread of infection,” he added.

Maharashtra and Kerala are reporting more than 1200 new cases daily



The number of cases in Maharashtra has reportedly risen by 10%, while cases in Mumbai rose by 8% on Sunday (June 5) as compared to Saturday (June 4). Maharashtra reported 1357 new cases in the span of 24 hours.

Similarly in Kerala, the test positivity rate went above 10% in 101 days on June 5 with 1544 new cases being reported as compared to June 4, increasing to 11.39%. Ernakulam, Thiruvananthapuram and Kottayam are some districts reporting the maximum surge in the state.

It should be noted that the rate of hospitalisation is relatively low across both the states as compared to the second and third waves in the country. As of June 4, the total number of persons hospitalised is 212, while new admissions were 60 in Kerala.

So far, Maharashtra has inoculated 16.7 crore COVID-19 vaccine, including 9.1 crore administered at least one dose, and 7.4 crore fully vaccinated. Kerala has administered 5.5 crore people with the COVID-19 vaccine so far.

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