Editorial: State of affairs

A total of 37,02,595 people have recuperated from Covid-19 in the country so far, with 58 per cent of the recovered cases being reported from Maharashtra, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh, the Union government said on Sunday.

Interestingly, the same five States account for 60 per cent of total 9,73,175 active cases in the country. While Maharashtra has reported 17.2 per cent recovered cases, Tamil Nadu has 13.1 per cent, Andhra Pradesh 12.2 pc, Karnataka 7.9 per cent and Uttar Pradesh 7.8 per cent, the Union Health Ministry said.

Maharashtra continues to lead with more than 13,000 recoveries while Andhra Pradesh has contributed more than 10,000 to the single-day recoveries, it said. A total of 78,399 recoveries have been registered in a span of 24 hours in the country.

Of the 94,372 new infections that have been reported in 24 hours, Maharashtra alone has contributed to more than 22,000 cases followed by Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka with more than 9,000 cases each, the Ministry said.

According to the Centre, nearly 57 per cent of the new cases are reported from five States. These are also contributing 58 per cent of the new recovered cases.
There are 9,73,175 active cases of Covid-19 in the country which comprises 20.47 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated. Maharashtra has more than 2,80,000 cases followed by Karnataka with more than 97,000 cases.

Maharashtra (28.79 per cent), Karnataka (10.05 per cent), Andhra Pradesh (9.84 per cent), Uttar Pradesh (6.98 per cent) and Tamilnadu (4.84 per cent) account for 60 per cent of total active cases in the country.

Now that it is clear that these five States dominate the nation’s Covid count, special focus is needed to control the spread of the pandemic in these places.


NT Bureau