The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reported a 24% increase in daily infections, with the country recording 16,906 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
The number of active cases of COVID in India went past 1.32 lakh (1,32,457). Active cases now constitute 0.30% of the country’s total positive cases.
The weekly positivity rate in the country currently stands at 4.26% and the daily positivity rate is reported to be 3.68%.
As many as 45 deaths from the viral infection in the last 24 hours pushed the death toll to 5,25,519 in the country.
The 45 new fatalities include 17 from Kerala, 13 from Maharashtra, five from West Bengal, two from Gujarat and one each from Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Odisha, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.
Delhi logged over 400 new cases in the last 24 hours, whereas the positivity rate in the city stood at nearly 3%.
Maharashtra witnessed 2,435 fresh COVID cases. Of these, Mumbai – which has reported a 79% jump in daily cases, accounted for 420 infections.
West Bengal recorded over 2,600 new COVID cases in the last 24 hours. Over 2,200 cases were reported from Tamil Nadu, 562 Telangana, 577 from Gujarat and 116 from Madhya Pradesh.
India’s recovery rate stands at 98.49%. 15,447 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours and the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) is now at 4,30,11,874.
The last 24 hours saw a total of 4,59,302 COVID-19 tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over 86.77 crore (86,77,69,574) cumulative tests.
India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 199.12 Cr (1,99,12,79,010) as per provisional reports till 7 am today.