60% Of All Active Coronavirus Cases In Maharashtra: Health Ministry

The Health Ministry said 60 per cent of active Covid cases are in Maharashtra (File)New Delhi: Sixty per cent of the country's active cases and 45.4 per cent of the fresh deaths are concentrated in Maharashtra, the health ministry said today as Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned that the second wave of coronavirus must be decisively nipped in the bud.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comMaharashtra alone accounts for 61.8 per cent of the daily new cases with 17,864 cases reported over the last 24 hours. It is followed by Kerala with 1,970 while Punjab reported 1,463 new cases, the ministry said.As of March 1, the positivity rate was around 11 per cent for Maharashtra. But now it is me than 16 per cent. But while the number of cases has been increasing, the number of tests has not, the ministry said at its daily briefing. "We have asked the state to address that," an official said.