Kerala, Maharashtra now the only epicentres, but covid persists in some states3 min read . 14 Jan 2021
- Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh were among a handful of states where case-loads rose faster than the national average in the past week
India’s covid-19 vaccination drive is all set to begin on Saturday, even as the outbreak continues to slow down sharply across states. The number of infections rose just 1.2% over the last seven days, the slowest so far. Kerala and Maharashtra remained the biggest epicentres, with half of all new cases in India coming from these two states.
In some other states though, a sharp slowdown in the outbreak is now followed by relative stability, with thousands of cases still being reported every week. Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh were among a handful of states where case-loads rose faster than the national average.