India confirms 13,742 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday

India confirms 13,742 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday

India reported 13,742 fresh COVID -19 cases on Tuesday. The total confirmed cases have climbed to 1,10,30,176, while the number of recoveries surged to 1,07,26,702, according to the union health ministry. The death count due to the viral disease has gone up to 1,56,598 in the country with 104 more fatalities reported in a 24-hour period.

With the new spurt in COVID-19 cases in five states including Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab, the national capital has made it essential for those arriving from those states to carry a negative COVID-19 test report from 26 February to March 15.

Maharashtra reported 6,218 new COVID-19 incidences on Tuesday pushing the total caseload to 2,112,312. The active infections stood at 53,409 after reporting 5,869 new discharges and 51 deaths during the day. The total recoveries have risen to 20,05,851 and the fatalities went up to 51,857 till now.

Kerala reported 4,034 new cases, 4,823 recoveries and 14 deaths on Tuesday. The total caseload has risen to 1,040,904 and the active infections remained at 54,665. The total recoveries have risen to 9,81,835 while the fatalities mounted to 4,120.

Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh reported 414, 274, 246 new cases respectively in the past 24 hours.

On Tuesday, as many as 11,907,392 doses of the COVID -19 vaccines had been administered to health and frontline workers, the union ministry of health and family welfare said in a statement.

Of the total shots given, 6,471,047 health workers have received the first dose, 1,321,635 have got the second dose while 41,14,710 frontline workers have received the first dose, the ministry said.