COVID-19: These states are the most affected, check full list

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57,074 more people tested positive in Maharashtra with 1,96,988 tests on Sunday, marking the biggest single-day spike. On January 8, the United States surpassed 300,000 daily coronavirus cases, reported the Washington Post. A net rise of 32,688 cases recorded in the total active caseload in a span of 24 hours.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reviewed the COVID-19 situation and vaccination exercise in the country amid an "alarming rate of growth" in infections and deaths, with 10 states contributing to more than 91 percent of them. More than 93,000 new cases of Corona have been reported in the country.

Hitting a grim milestone, India recorded over 100,000 COVID-19 cases in a span of 24 hours, the highest single daily spike in infections since the pandemic started past year.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease increased to 1,16,29,289, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.32 per cent, according to the data.

A total of 11,66,716 samples tested for Covid-19 as of Saturday taking the total sample tests so far 24,81,25,908. It is to mention that a total of 771 cases of coronavirus variants detected across 18 states in the country, said the Union Health Ministry.

"Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research", the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

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Kerala: 11,35,233 total cases, 4,668 deaths, 11,02,359 recoveries.

Andhra Pradesh: 9,07,676 total cases, 7,239 deaths, 8,90,137 recoveries. It now ranks third behind the U.S. and Brazil in terms of total confirmed cases, and fourth behind the U.S., Brazil and Mexico in terms of deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Karnataka reported 4,553 new cases.

In the meeting, a brief presentation on the performance of the COVID-19 inoculation drive was also made, and the details of the coverage of vaccination in various groups, performance with respect to other countries and analysis of states' performance were deliberated.

These states and UTs have been categorised as "states of grave concern" on account of their high and rising daily COVID-19 cases and deaths.

India's per capita COVID-19 vaccinations, however, are lower than many other countries, including that of more populated China that started giving shots to its citizens much earlier. The second phase started on March 1 where doses were administered to people above the age of 60 and those between 45 and 59 years with specific comorbidities.

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