New Delhi: India’s test positivity increased to over 14 per cent Monday, as new Covid-19 cases reached an all-time high of over 1.68 lakh. Positivity above 10 per cent indicates that testing is inadequate.
While R value (effective reproduction number) — which indicates how fast the infection is spreading — continues to be the same as last week at 1.30, states like Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand have high R values of 1.83 and 1.76 respectively.
Active cases in India increased to 12,01,009 — the highest the country has recorded since the beginning of the pandemic. Over half of these cases are in Maharashtra.
Over the last 24 hours, 1,68,912 people tested positive for Covid-19 across the country. This is the highest number of cases India has reported in a single day since the beginning of the pandemic.
Number of deaths
As many as 904 people in the country died of Covid-19 over the last 24 hours. This brings the country’s total Covid-19 toll to 1,70,179 .
Punjab’s case fatality rate is 2.75 — the highest in the country. Maharashtra’s CFR reduced to 1.76 while that of Sikkim reduced to 2.12. The overall CFR for India is now 1.26 per cent.
The rapid drop in fatality rate can be attributed to the rise in active case numbers.
In the last 24 hours, 29,33,418 vaccine doses were delivered across the country. So far, 10,45,28,565 vaccine doses have been administered in India.
As many as 1,29,41,165 people have received both doses of the vaccine in India so far.
In the last 24 hours, 11,80,136 Covid tests were carried out across 1,230 government laboratories and 1,222 private laboratories. Over 25.7 crore tests have been carried out in the country since the beginning of the pandemic.
As many as 75,086 patients have been discharged from Covid-19 hospitals across India in the last 24 hours. This brings the total number of recoveries since the beginning of the pandemic to 1,21,56,529.
As many as 1,35,27,717 people in India have been infected with Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. The largest number of cases so far have been reported from Maharashtra, followed by Kerala and Karnataka.
States with highest active cases
Active cases in Maharashtra increased to 5,67,097 Monday, with 63,294 new cases reported from the state since yesterday.
A total of 34,07,245 people from Maharashtra have been infected with Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. Of these, 57,987 people have died, with 349 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.
Chhattisgarh reported 10,521 new cases of Covid 19 in the last 24 hours — the highest in the state since the beginning of the pandemic. This takes the number of active cases in the state to 90,277.
A total of 4,43,297 cases were detected from the state since the beginning of the pandemic. As many as 122 Covid-19 patients have died in the state in the last 24 hours, which takes the Covid-19 death toll to 4,899.
Active cases in Karnataka increased to 69,244, with 10,520 new cases reported in the last 24 hours.
A total of 10,65,290 Covid-19 cases have been reported from the state since the beginning of the pandemic.
With 40 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the death toll increased to 12,889.
Uttar Pradesh now has the third highest share of active cases in the country, with 71,241 active cases Monday. As many as 15,276 new cases of Covid-19 were reported in the last 24 hours. A total of 6,92,015 people in the state have reported to be Covid-19 positive since the beginning of the pandemic.
The state’s Covid-19 death toll increased to 9,152, with 67 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.
In Kerala, active Covid-19 cases increased to 44,707, with 6,986 new cases reported in the last 24 hours.
This takes the total number of cases detected from the state to 11,67,190 since the beginning of the pandemic. With 16 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the state’s Covid-19 death toll increased to 4,783.