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India sees steepest rise in active coronavirus cases since Nov end Covid-19
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India sees steepest rise in active coronavirus cases since Nov end

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 22 Feb 2021, 09:59 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: India witnessed a massive spike in active coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours with 4,421 infections, which is the steepest rise since the end of November.

On Nov 27, the active caseload in the Asian country was 4,55,555 - an increase of 3.85 per cent from the 4,38,667 recorded on Nov 24.

With the rise in the last 24 hours,  the active cases witnessed a spike of 3 per cent to go back over the 1.5 lakh mark for the first time in 17 days.

The is the fifth day that the active cases have seen a steady increase. A total of 13,506 new cases have been added in this period.

As a result, the total number of new cases reported per day have also increased from a low of 9,121 on Feb 16 to 14,199 on Monday.

In Maharashtra alone, 6,971 new cases were reported in 24 hours - the most since Oct 24, when 7,347 were detected.

Kerala, the second worst-affected state, recorded 4,361 cases this morning and 4,070 new cases were reported in 24 hours.