Covid-19 infections have been spiralling out of control in India as the country logged 2,59,170 new cases on Tuesday, pushing its case tally to 1,53,21,089.
The daily positivity rate has also been on the rise for the past few weeks, with the figure rising to 15.99 per cent during the last 24 hours.
Amid this spike, numerous states have imposed night curfews and a lockdown is in place in the national capital to contain the spread of the virus.
While states all across the country have reported an increase in the number of infections, the Union health ministry on Tuesday said that just ten states, including Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, account for 77.67 per cent of the new Covid-19 infections reported during the last 24 hours.
Karnataka, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Rajasthan are among the other states in the list of 10.
Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 58,924. It is followed by Uttar Pradesh with 28,211 while Delhi reported 23,686 new cases.
India's total active caseload has reached 20,31,977 and now comprises 13.26 per cent of the country's total infections. A net increase of 1,02,648 cases recorded in the total active caseload in a day.
Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala cumulatively account for 62.07 per cent of India's total active cases.
India's cumulative recoveries have surged to 1,31,08,582 with 1,54,761 recoveries being registered in a span of 24 hours.
The National Mortality Rate has been falling and currently stands at 1.18 per cent, the ministry said.
It said that 1,761 deaths were reported in a span of 24 hours.
Ten states account for 82.74 per cent of the new deaths.
Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (351). Delhi follows with 240 daily deaths.
The cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 13 crore as part of the world's largest vaccination drive, the ministry said in the afternoon.
A total of 12,71,29,113 vaccine doses (10,96,59,181 first doses and 1,74,69,932 second doses) have been administered through 18,83,241 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am.
These include 91,70,717 healthcare workers (HCWs) who have taken the first dose and 57,67,657 HCWs who have taken the second dose, 1,14,32,732 FLWs who have received the first dose and 56,86,608 FLWs who have taken the second dose.
Besides, 4,66,82,963 and 47,04,601 beneficiaries more than 60 years old have been administered the first and second dose respectively and 4,23,72,769 and 13,11,066 beneficiaries aged 45 to 60 have taken the first and second dose respectively.
Eight states account for 59.33 per cent of the total doses given so far in the country, the ministry said.
Over 32 lakh vaccination doses were administered in a span of 24 hours.
As on day-94 of the vaccination drive (April 19), 32,76,555 vaccine doses were given. A total of 22,87,419 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 45,856 sessions for the first dose and 9,89,136 beneficiaries received the second dose of the vaccine.
(With PTI inputs)