Active Covid cases surge in 10 states/UTs

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India recorded more than 16,000 fresh Covid-19 cases for the second day running, even as the number of active cases has surged in 10 states and Union territories in the last seven days while rising by nearly 15,000 nationally to more than 1.5 lakh.
A rising count of active cases is an indicator of a spike in infections, with new cases outnumbering recoveries. In the past week (February 18-24, till Wednesday), Maharashtra saw an explosive spike of 21,358 in active cases, followed by Punjab (866), Madhya Pradesh (407) and Karnataka (379).
India recorded 16,554 fresh cases on Thursday. The day’s death toll was 117.
Active cases in Maharashtra crossed 60,000 on Thursday, rising to 64,260. The state’s tally of active cases had gone past Kerala’s on Wednesday as the highest in the country. Kerala’s active case count has since dropped to 51,879 as new cases on Thursday dropped to 3,677.
On Thursday, Maharashtra registered 8,702 new cases, the tally staying above 8,000 for the second day running.

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