A day later i.e. on Monday, Rangoli Holi will be played, but this festival of joy and gaiety has also been eclipsed by Corona this year. An epidemic is spreading in some states including the National Capital Region with the rapid pace that the festival of colors has faded. People are afraid of getting infected all the time. The solid reason for this is the newest cases reported in the country on Saturday after about five and a half months. The number of new daily cases has doubled in the last 10 days. On March 16, 24,492 cases were found, while on Saturday more than 62 thousand new patients were found. Three months later, 291 patients have also died in 24 hours.

According to the updated data from the Union Health Ministry at eight in the morning, 62,258 new cases of coronavirus infection were reported in one day. Earlier, on October 16 last year, more than 63,371 new cases were received. The total number of infected has increased to one crore 19 lakh eight thousand. An increase in new cases has been recorded for the 17th consecutive day. The number of under-treated patients in the country has now increased to 4,52,647, which is 3.80 percent of the total cases of infection, while the rate of recovery of patients has come down to 94.85 percent and the death rate has come down to 1.35 percent. The infection has killed 291 more patients, including 112 in Maharashtra, 59 in Punjab, 22 in Chhattisgarh, 14 in Kerala, and 13 in Karnataka. With this, the number of dead has increased to 1,61,240. At the same time, more than one crore of 12 lakh 95 thousand patients has already defeated the epidemic.

On Friday, 11.64 lakh samples were screened.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 23 crore 97 lakh 69 thousand 553 samples have been tested across the country till 26 March. It also includes 11,64,915 samples tested on Friday.

Daily cases of corona rising rapidly in six states

The Health Ministry said that six states - Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh - are seeing an increase in daily cases of corona and 79.57 percent of infections reported during the last 24 hours are from these states. . Maharashtra recorded the highest number of 36,902 new cases. There have been 3,122 new cases in Punjab followed by 2,665 in Chhattisgarh. Together these, new cases are increasing in a total of 10 states.