India Records 15,823 Coronavirus Cases In Last 24 Hrs, Active Cases In Kerala Drop Below 1 Lakh

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Corona Cases Update: India continues to register below 20,000 cases during the festive season. The country has reported 15,823 new Covid cases, 22,844 recoveries, and 226 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry.

Total cases 3,40,01,743

Active cases: 2,07,653

Total recoveries: 3,33,42,901

Death toll: 4,51,189

Total vaccination: 96,43,79,212 (50,63,845 in last 24 hrs)

The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 30,000 for 19 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 108 consecutive days now.

The active cases have declined to 2,07,653, the lowest in 214 days, comprising 0.61 per cent of the total infections while the national Covid recovery rate was recorded at 98.06 per cent, the ministry said.

A decrease of 7,247 cases has been recorded in the active Covid caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.19 per cent. It has been less than three per cent for the last 44 days.

The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 1.46 per cent. It has been below three per cent for the last 110 days, according to the ministry.

A total of 13,25,399 tests were conducted on Tuesday, taking the number of cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 58,63,63,442.

Kerala

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Kerala dropped below one lakh — 96,646 to be exact — on Tuesday after it had breached that figure more than five months back during the start of the second wave, reported PTI

The state today reported 7,823 fresh COVID cases and 106 deaths, taking the caseload to 48,09,619 and fatalities to 26,448, an official press release said.

On April 19, the state had breached the one lakh mark with 1,07,330 active cases after reporting 13,644 fresh COVID-19 infections. The state has been showing a decline in the daily fresh cases after crossing the 30,000-mark post-Onam festival in August.

With 12,490 more people recovering from the virus since Monday, the total recoveries touched 46,85,932 and the active cases dropped to 96,646, the release said.

As many as 86,031 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

Among the 14 districts, Thrissur recorded the highest number of cases with 1,178, followed by Ernakulam (931) and Thiruvananthapuram (902).

Maharashtra

Maharashtra has registered 2,069 new coronavirus cases and 43 fatalities in the last 24 hours, according to the health bulletin released by the state.

The number of new infections added to the state’s overall tally taking it to 65,81,677 and the death toll to 1,39,621.

As many as 3,616 patients were discharged from hospitals, pushing the count of recovered cases to 64,07,936.

Maharashtra now has 30,525 active cases.

Maharashtra’s COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 97.36 per cent, while the fatality rate is 2.12 per cent.

Among districts, Mumbai reported the highest number of new infections at 418 besides two deaths, which took the state capital’s caseload to 7,49,459 and the death toll to 16,164.

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