New Delhi: Witnessing a marginal increase in daily Covid cases, India has reported 11,919 new infections in the last 24 hours. The country has registered 11,242 recoveries in the last 24 hours taking the total recoveries to 3,38,85,132.
The recovery rate is currently at 98.28% which is the highest since March 2020. India’s active caseload stands at 1,28,762. The active cases account for less than 1% of total cases, currently at 0.37% which is the lowest since March 2020.
Kerala has recorded a surge in daily Covid cases compared to the past few days. The state has registered 6,849 fresh coronavirus infections and 388 deaths on Wednesday, raising the caseload to 50,77,984 and the toll of fatalities to 36,475.
With 6,046 more people recovering from the virus since Tuesday, the total number touched 49,77,126 and the active cases reached 63,752, an official press release said.
Of the 388 deaths, 61 were reported over the last few days and 327 were designated as COVID-19 deaths after receiving appeals based on the new guidelines of the Centre and the Supreme Court directions, it said.
As many as 69,334 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.
Among the 14 districts, Ernakulam recorded the highest with 958 cases followed by Kozhikode (932) and Thiruvananthapuram (839).
Maharashtra witnessed a surge in Covid cases on Wednesday as the state reported 1,003 new coronavirus cases and 32 fatalities, according to the health bulletin released by the state.
The caseload in the state rose to 66,26,875, while the death toll reached 1,40,668, he added. The number of people in the state who have received at least one dose of anti-coronavirus vaccines crossed seven crore during the day, said a senior official.
“Maharashtra reached this milestone today at 4 PM. The number of fully vaccinated persons is 3.46 crore, ” he said. On Tuesday, the state had recorded 886 new COVID-19 cases and 34 fresh fatalities.
With 1,052 patients discharged from hospitals since Tuesday evening, the number of recovered patients rose to 64,70,791.
The state now has 11,766 active patients.
Maharashtra’s case recovery rate stands at 97.64 per cent while the fatality rate is 2.12 per cent.
(With PTI inputs)