New Delhi , March 2 : India's total COVID-19 active caseload stands at 1,68,358 on Tuesday as the country added 12,286 new cases in the last 24 hours, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).
According to the health ministry, the country's present active caseload now consists of 1.51 per cent of India's total positive cases. Five states account for 80.33 per cent of total active cases in the country.
"Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 6,397. It is followed by Kerala with 1,938 while Punjab reported 633 new cases. Two states, Maharashtra and Kerala alone account for 67.84 per cent of total active cases," it said
The ministry said that eight states are displaying an upward trajectory in daily new cases.
Five states cumulatively account for 84.16 per cent of the total active cases in the country whereas Maharashtra alone accounts for 46.82 per cent of India's total active cases, followed by Kerala with 28.61 per cent.