New Delhi: India’s coronavirus death toll crossed the 1.2-lakh mark Wednesday, after 508 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. This accounts for 10 per cent of the world’s death toll.
While total active cases continue to decline, the test positivity rate increased slightly to 4.1 per cent, despite a rise in the number of tests conducted — due to a significant increase in the number of people testing positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.
A day after reporting the lowest number of daily cases Tuesday, the number of new Covid cases increased once again to 43,893 cases in the past 24 hours.
The number of active Covid cases fell further to 6,10,803, which accounts for 7.64 per cent of the total cases detected in the country so far. The number of active cases have been reducing since mid-September.
Number of deaths
After daily deaths remained below 500 for two consecutive days, India reported 508 Covid deaths in the last 24 hours.
The total death toll in India has now crossed the 1.2 lakh-mark. As of Wednesday, 1,20,010 people in India have died from the disease, which accounts for a little over 10 per cent of the total deaths across the world.
Punjab has the highest case fatality rate in the country at 3.14, while the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat also have high CFRs — 2.63 and 2.19, respectively.
Kerala, the state with the second-highest burden of active cases, maintains a low CFR of 0.34. The overall CFR for India is now about 1.50.
The daily Covid tests increased Wednesday to 10,66,786 from 9,58,116 Tuesday. Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 10,54,87,680 tests have been conducted in the country.
The daily test positivity rate increased from 3.8 per cent yesterday to 4.1 per cent Wednesday. The overall TPR, calculated since the beginning of the pandemic, is now about 7.5 per cent.
As many as 58,439 people recovered from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of Covid-19 recoveries to 72,59,509.
India’s recovery rate now stands at 90.85 per cent — a slight increase from 90.62 per cent Tuesday.
India has, so far, registered 79,90,322 cases, which makes it the country with the second-highest case count in the world.
This accounts for over 18 per cent of the total coronavirus cases recorded from across the world so far.
Maharashtra has reported 5,363 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases in the state to 16,54,028. Of these, 1,32,069 cases are active.
As many as 115 people have died from Covid in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll of the state to 43,463.
In Karnataka, 3,691 people have tested positive for Covid-19, while 44 deaths took place in the last 24 hours. The state has 71,349 active cases. Over the course of the pandemic, a total of 10,991 people have died in the state.
Karnataka has reported 8,09,638 coronavirus cases, so far.
Tamil Nadu has reported a total of 7,14,235 cases so far. Of these, 27,734 are active cases, while 10,983 have succumbed to the infection.
In the last 24 hours, 2,522 people have tested positive for Covid-19, while 27 people have died.
In Andhra Pradesh, 2,901 people tested positive for the Covid-19, while 19 people have died in the last 24 hours. This brings the state’s active caseload to 27,300 and the death toll to 6,625.
A total of 8,11,825 cases have been reported in the state since the beginning of the pandemic.
Uttar Pradesh has registered 26,267 active cases as of Wednesday. In the last 24 hours, the state reported 2,018 new Covid-19 cases. As many as 4,74,054 coronavirus cases have been reported from the state since the beginning of the pandemic, of which 6,940 people have died. Thirty-six deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.
Tests and positive cases
In the last 24 hours, Maharashtra’s test positivity rate increased slightly from 6.2 per cent to 7.7 per cent.
Uttar Pradesh has the lowest TPR among the high-burden states, and it has reduced further from 1.7 per cent yesterday to 1.4 per cent today.