Sharpest Increase in Active Covid-19 Cases in India Since November End

Published On Feb 23, 2021 12:00 AM By Yamini Sharma

In India, the number of active coronavirus cases has increased by a significant margin in the last 24 hours. At present, the country has crossed the 1.5 lakh mark for the first time in 17 days. It must be noted that this rise in covid-19 cases marks the steepest increase since November end of the year 2020.

The active caseload on November 27 was 4,55,555, which was an increase of 3.85% from the 4,38,667 active caseload recorded on November 24. Now, for the fifth consecutive day, the number of active coronavirus cases have increased. It must be noted that more than 13,000 new cases have been added in this period.

The total number of new coronavirus cases reported on a daily basis have also increased - from a low of 9,121 on February 16 to more than 15,000 cases as of today, with the 7-day moving average incremented by 13.8%.

The massive increase in active covid-19 national numbers comes as five states, namely Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh report a rise in daily numbers.

It must be noted that the Center has warned all five states to continue adherence to Covid-appropriate behavior so that the chain of transmission can be broken and the novel coronavirus can be contained.

Maharashtra, the worst-affected state has already banned any kind of social, religious, and public gathering. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has also stated the present condition to be "serious" and even warned of a lockdown if the coronavirus cases continue to increase. 

It must be noted that the active coronavirus cases in India have again crossed the 1.5 lakh mark for the first time in 17 days. India is also entering its vaccination programme stage for those above 60 years of age in the coming time.

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Disclaimer: This article is issued in the general public interest and meant for general information purposes only. Readers are advised not to rely on the contents of the article as conclusive in nature and should research further or consult an expert in this regard.

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