As per the data released by the Health Ministry on Monday, India recorded 27,254 new covid-19 cases in 24 hours, taking the country’s total caseload to over 3.32 crore. Out of these, active cases stand at over 3.74 lakh while 3.24 crore people have recovered after testing positive. With 219 new deaths, the toll is now over 4.42 lakh. 

Amid the vaccination drives, some states of India are still largely contributing to increasing Covid cases of the country. 

These states are – Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, Assam, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal.

Maharashtra: On Sunday, the state reported 3,623 new Covid cases along with 46 deaths. Currently, the active cases in the state are 50,400. Out of these 354 cases were reported only from Mumbai and currently, the city has 4,823 active cases. 

Restrictions: In Mumbai, the government has imposed Section 144 of IPC, which restricts the movement of the people. For now, the restrictions implemented would remain the same, the people would celebrate the festivals under Covid related guidelines. As per the state health minister, the decision about the reopening of temples and other religious places would be taken after Diwali. 

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Kerala: According to the official data, the state reported 20,240 Covid-19 cases and 67 deaths on Sunday, which have taken the state's caseload to 43,75,431 and the death toll to 22,551. According to the data released by the government, the test positivity rate (TPR) was recorded at 17.51 per cent after 115,575 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. 

Restrictions: Kerala Chief Minister has announced weekend lockdown in state and weekend curfew, from Saturday to Monday from 10 pm to 6 am. Educational institutes would open from October 4 and teachers, students and other staff should be vaccinated to enter in premises.

Karnataka: On Sunday, the state logged 803 new Covid cases and 17 deaths, the total active cases have been raised to 29,61,735 and the death toll to 37,504.

Restrictions: Karnataka government has issued an order making week-long quarantine mandatory for the people who have travelled from neighbouring states. The government has extended the covid-related restrictions till September 27, 2021; including the night curfew across the state which will continue to remain in force from 9 pm to 6 am. 

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Assam: On Sunday, Assam reported 259 covid-19 cases against the testing of 31,906 samples. On the same day, the north-eastern state has reported a positivity rate of 0.81 per cent in 24 hours.

Restrictions: To contain the spread of COVID-19 infections across the state, the Assam government has issued new guidelines, according to which a night curfew will be imposed across all districts from 9 pm to 5 am. In Assam, all state government offices, workplaces, private offices, and establishments will function normally but not beyond 8 pm and dine-in restaurants, Dhabas, and other eateries will be allowed to function till 8 pm with 50 per cent seating capacity. 

Andhra Pradesh: The state has reported 1,190 fresh cases and 11 deaths in the last 24 hours. Chittoor district reported 219 fresh cases and Krishna 164 while the remaining 11 districts added less than 150 new cases each in 24 hours. 

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West Bengal: On Sunday, 751 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in West Bengal in the last 24 hours, taking state’s tally stands at 15,56,908. The fresh cases include 125 infections from Kolkata and 124 in North 24 Parganas.

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