New Delhi: In the past 24 hours, Indian recorded more than 500 fatalities. There was also a spike in the daily cases recorded, which increased the positivity rate marginally to 3.8 per cent. The increase in positivity rate occurred despite daily testing increasing Tuesday to 12,09,609 tests.
The total active cases in the country continue to decline and have fallen below 5.4 lakh at latest count.
In the last 24 hours, 46,253 people have tested positive for Covid-19 across the country. This comes a day after daily numbers had dipped below 40,000 Tuesday.
The total active cases in India continue to decline, with the number falling to 5,33,787 Wednesday. This accounts for 6.42 per cent of the total cases detected in the country so far.
Number of deaths
The number of deaths reported in the last 24 hours rose above 500, with a total of 514 deaths recorded. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 1,23,611 people succumbed to Covid-19, which is a little over 10 per cent of the total deaths in the world.
Punjab’s case fatality rate (CFR) remains the highest in the country at 3.15. Meanwhile, Kerala, the state with the second-highest burden of active cases, maintains a low CFR of 0.35.
Maharashtra and Gujarat have registered the second and the third-highest fatality rates in the country at 2.61 and 2.13, respectively. The overall case fatality rate in India is now 1.49.
In the last 24 hours, there has an increase in the number of Covid tests conducted across the country. A total of 12,09,609 tests were carried out Tuesday compared to 10,46,247 tests Monday — an increase of about 1.63 lakh.
A total of 1,134 government labs and 911 private laboratories across the country are currently reporting Covid tests results to the ICMR. The country has conducted 11,29,98,959 Covid-19 tests across the country since the beginning of the pandemic.
Despite the spike in testing, the daily test positivity rate (TPR) increased slightly to 3.8 per cent from 3.6 per cent Tuesday, due to an increase in the number of Covid cases identified in the last 24 hours.
The overall TPR for India, calculated since the beginning of the pandemic, is 7.3 per cent.
The recovery rate in India increased to 92.09 per cent, with 53,357 people recovering from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.
This brings the total number of recoveries in India since the beginning of the pandemic to 76,56,478. India has the largest number of recoveries in the world.
India has recorded a total of 83,13,876 cases of Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. It is the second worst-affected country in the world after the US.
In Maharashtra, 4,909 new Covid-19 cases and 120 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. With 16,92,693 total cases recorded so far, the state has the highest burden of cases.
It also has the highest number of active Covid cases and deaths in the country — 1,17,168 and 44,248, respectively.
Karnataka has seen a total of 8,32,396 Covid-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Of these, 40,414 are active cases while 11,247 have succumbed to the infection.
In the last 24 hours, 2,756 people have tested positive in the state while 26 have died.
In Tamil Nadu, 19,201 cases of Covid are currently active. A total of 7,31,942 people have tested positive for the disease in the state, so far.
The state saw 2,435 new cases of Covid-19, while 31 people have died, in the last 24 hours. The state’s death toll now stand at 11,214.
In Andhra Pradesh, 8,30,731 people so far have tested positive for Covid-19, of which 21,672 cases are currently active. So far, the state has witnessed 6,734 deaths.
In the last 24 hours, 2,849 new cases were reported, along with 15 deaths.
In Uttar Pradesh, 1,948 new Covid cases have been detected in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of positive cases so far in the state to 4,87,335. Of these, 22,538 cases are currently active.
As many as 13 people in the state have died from Covid in the last 24 hours, bringing the total death toll of the state to 7,089.
Tests and positive cases
The test positivity rate for Maharashtra went up to to 7.4 per cent from 6.9 per cent Tuesday. Tamil Nadu, which conducted a similar number of tests to Maharashtra, however, has a relatively low TPR of about 3.5 per cent.
Uttar Pradesh has the lowest TPR amongst the worst affected states — 1.3 per cent.