10 states account for nearly 74% of new COVID deaths in India

at 5:22 pm

New Delhi (NVI): Maharashtra and Karntaka are among the ten states in the country which account for 73.88% of the total 3,741 coronavirus fatalities in a day, the Union Health Ministry said today.

These states include–Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Delhi, Kerala, West Bengal, Uttarakhand and Andhra Pradesh.

“3,741 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. Ten States account for 73.88% of the new deaths,” the Ministry said in a statement.

Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties with nearly 682 daily deaths. It is followed by Karnataka with 451 deaths in a day, it said.

The National Mortality Rate currently stands at 1.13%. Nearly, 3,741 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

On a declining trajectory, the Daily Positivity Rate has declined to 11.34%. In another positive development, India has recorded less than 3 lakh Daily New Cases for seven consecutive days now, the statement said.

Around 2,40,842 daily new cases were registered in the last 24 hours. This is the lowest figure since April 17 2021, when the daily new cases were 2.34 lakh.

India’s daily Recoveries continue to outnumber the daily new cases for the ninth consecutive day. Nearly, 3,55,102 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours.

With this India’s cumulative recoveries have reached 2,34,25,467 today. The National Recovery Rate has grown further to touch 88.30%.

On the other hand, India’s total Active caseload has decreased to 28,05,399 today.
A net decline of 1,18,001 is witnessed in the last 24 hours. It now comprises 10.57% of the country’s total Positive Cases.

Around seven states cumulatively account for 66.88% of India’s total active cases, the Ministry said.

With more than 21.23 Lakh tests conducted in the last 24 hours, India has again set a new record of highest tests conducted in a single day, it said.

This is also the fifth successive day of more than 20 lakh tests in India. India has significantly ramped up its testing capacity to about 25 lakh tests per day, since Jan 2020.

Cumulatively, 21,23,782 tests conducted in the last 24 hours in the country, the Ministry said.