Photos: India's active caseload climbs to 1.7 lakh with a spike in new cases

  • On March 3, India reported 14,989 new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) taking its active caseload to 1,70,126. According to the Union Health Ministry, Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat are contributing maximum to the daily cases. Maharashtra leads with a weekly positivity rate of 10.02%. India also entered the second phase of vaccination drive on March 1 and is now open to senior citizens and those with co-morbidities between the age group of 45 to 59.
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People wait during a Covid-19 vaccination drive at Kopri, in Thane on March 2. India on March 3 registered a spike in daily infections from the previous days' 12,286 cases reporting 14,989 new cases a day later, HT reported.(Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)

People wait during a Covid-19 vaccination drive at Kopri, in Thane on March 2. India on March 3 registered a spike in daily infections from the previous days' 12,286 cases reporting 14,989 new cases a day later, HT reported.(Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)

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People queue to get vaccinated against Covid-19 outside BKC vaccination centre in Mumbai on March 2. Covid-19 recoveries reached 10,812044 with 13,123 recoveries reported between March 2 and 3 morning.(Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)

People queue to get vaccinated against Covid-19 outside BKC vaccination centre in Mumbai on March 2. Covid-19 recoveries reached 10,812044 with 13,123 recoveries reported between March 2 and 3 morning.(Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)

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A health worker collects a swab sample from a man for a Covid-19 test, at Sector 30 District Hospital, in Noida on March 1. With an infection tally higher than the recovery, India's active caseload on Wednesday stood at 1,70,126.(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)

A health worker collects a swab sample from a man for a Covid-19 test, at Sector 30 District Hospital, in Noida on March 1. With an infection tally higher than the recovery, India's active caseload on Wednesday stood at 1,70,126.(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)

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Heavy crowding at a market in Jalandhar on February 28. According to the the Union health ministry, Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat are contributing maximum to the number of daily cases at the moment.(ANI )

Heavy crowding at a market in Jalandhar on February 28. According to the the Union health ministry, Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat are contributing maximum to the number of daily cases at the moment.(ANI )

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A medical worker checks the blood pressure of a man after he was inoculated with a Covid-19 vaccine at a government hospital in Chennai on March 1. Six states and UTs, including Maharashtra, Kerala, Goa, Chandigarh, Punjab and Gujarat, have a weekly positivity rate higher than the national average of 2%, HT reported.(Arun Sankar / AFP)

A medical worker checks the blood pressure of a man after he was inoculated with a Covid-19 vaccine at a government hospital in Chennai on March 1. Six states and UTs, including Maharashtra, Kerala, Goa, Chandigarh, Punjab and Gujarat, have a weekly positivity rate higher than the national average of 2%, HT reported.(Arun Sankar / AFP)

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Senior citizens interact with a police personnel during a Covid-19 vaccination drive at BKC vaccination centre in Mumbai on March 2. Maharashtra leads all the states with a weekly positivity rate of 10.02%, HT reported citing Union Health Ministry data.(Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)

Senior citizens interact with a police personnel during a Covid-19 vaccination drive at BKC vaccination centre in Mumbai on March 2. Maharashtra leads all the states with a weekly positivity rate of 10.02%, HT reported citing Union Health Ministry data.(Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)

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A view inside a temporary Covid-19 care centre in Goregoan, Mumbai on February 27. Maharashtra reported 7,863 new coronavirus infections on March 3, taking the state's caseload to 21,69,330, HT reported.(Satish Bate / HT Photo)

A view inside a temporary Covid-19 care centre in Goregoan, Mumbai on February 27. Maharashtra reported 7,863 new coronavirus infections on March 3, taking the state's caseload to 21,69,330, HT reported.(Satish Bate / HT Photo)

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A senior citizen is inoculated against Covid-19 at a Government PolyClinic in Sector 31, Gurugram on March 2. Vaccination is gaining pace in India as the second phase of the drive is now open to senior citizens and those with co-morbidities between the age group of 45 to 59.(Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

A senior citizen is inoculated against Covid-19 at a Government PolyClinic in Sector 31, Gurugram on March 2. Vaccination is gaining pace in India as the second phase of the drive is now open to senior citizens and those with co-morbidities between the age group of 45 to 59.(Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

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