19 March 2023 : India records over 500 Covid cases in one day, active infections 5,915
India has seen a slight decrease in Covid-19 cases with 526 new cases reported in one day. The total number of active cases now stands at 5,915, representing 0.01% of total infections. The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare released these figures.
Although there were only two Covid-19 patients admitted to Lok Nayak Hospital in the past month, the number of daily cases spiked on Saturday with 843 fresh infections reported - the highest in 126 days. While Jharkhand and Maharashtra reported one death each earlier, there were no deaths reported today.
Maharashtra currently has the highest number of active cases, with 103 people affected by Covid-19. Sikkim and Ladakh have only one active case each.
According to the ministry website, more than 220.65 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in the country to date. With this vaccination campaign ongoing, India hopes to further reduce the number of new cases and bring the pandemic under control.