New Delhi: With Maharashtra reporting over 9,800 cases in a single day Thursday — highest in four months — India’s overall active Covid-19 cases increased to 1,73,413.
The number of new cases reported from India in the last 24 hours was the highest in over a month.
India reported 17,407 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. This is the highest spike in daily Covid-19 cases since 29 January. Maharashtra reported over 9,800 new Covid-19 cases since Wednesday.
Active cases in India increased to 1,73,413 Thursday. Maharashtra has the highest number of active cases in the country — accounting for over 48 per cent of the total active cases in India. This is followed by Kerala, Karnataka, Punjab and Tamil Nadu.
Number of deaths
As many as 89 people across the country died due to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the overall death toll to 1,57,435. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Delhi and West Bengal have recorded the highest number of deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
The overall fatality rate for India is now 1.41. Punjab’s case fatality rate (CFR) reduced to 3.18, which is still the highest in the country. Maharashtra’s CFR reduced to 2.39 while that of Sikkim remains at 2.19.
As many as 7,75,631 Covid-19 tests were conducted across 1,222 government laboratories and 1,177 private laboratories in the last 24 hours.
A total of 21,91,78,908 crore tests have been carried out in the country since the beginning of the pandemic.
The daily test positivity rate for India increased to 2.2 per cent in the last 24 hours as the number of new cases increased. The overall positivity rate, calculated since the beginning of the pandemic, is 5.1 per cent.
As many as 14,031 Covid-19 patients were discharged across India in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries, since the beginning of the pandemic, to 1,08,26,075.
A total of 1,66,16,048 vaccine doses have been administered in India so far, with 9,94,452 doses administered in the last 24 hours. Of these, 1,37,39,121 are first doses, while 28,76,927 have received the second doses of the vaccine.
As many as 1,11,56,923 people in India have been infected with Covid-19. The largest number of cases reported so far are from Maharashtra, followed by Kerala and Karnataka.
States with the highest active cases
Maharashtra reported 9,855 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking the active case count in the state to 83,556. This is the highest spike in new cases in over four months.
As many as 52,280 people have died of Covid-19 in the state, with 42 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. A total of 21,79,185 people in the state have been infected with Covid-19.
Active cases in Kerala continued to decline, falling to 46,288 Thursday. In the last 24 hours, the state reported 2,765 new cases of Covid-19, taking the total number of cases detected from the state to 10,67,044.
With 15 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the state’s covid-19 death toll rose to 4,241.
Active cases in Karnataka also increased to 6,076, with 529 new cases detected in the last 24 hours.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 9,52,565 Covid-19 cases have been reported from the state. Karnataka’s death toll increased to 12,346, with three deaths reported in the last 24 hours.
In Punjab, 772 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases detected in the state to 1,84,310. Active cases in the state increased further to 5,593.
The Covid-19 death toll in Punjab increased to 5,872, with 12 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.
In Tamil Nadu, active cases dropped to 3,990, with 489 new cases of Covid detected in the last 24 hours. This brings the total number of cases detected from the state to 8,52,967.
With two deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the state’s Covid-19 death toll stands at 12,504.
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