India’s Health Ministry Reports Surge In COVID-19 Cases

India has recorded a sharp increase of coronavirus cases on Thursday with the states of Maharashtra and Kerala contributing the most to the surge, the Ministry of Health said. 

In the last 24 hours, there has been 16,738 additional cases with almost 90 percent of the cases coming from the states of Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka. 

Maharashtra reported 8,807 cases while Kerala registered 4,106. The rest of the five states reported 300 to 500 additional cases on Thursday. 

The government said it is now coordinating with the state health departments “to ascertain reasons for the surge” and to review control and containment measures.

Meanwhile, the ministry said the “The country has been witnessing a continuous decline in cumulative positivity rate. As on 25th Feb 2021, the cumulative positivity rate stands at 5.17%.”

The South Asian country now has a total of more than 11 million Covid-19 cases.

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