69% of daily COVID cases in India from 8 states, UTs

at 1:10 pm
India's active Covid cases

New Delhi (NVI): About 69 per cent of the daily new cases in India are contributed from Maharashtra, Delhi, Kerala, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Chhattisgarh, according to Union Health Ministry.

“41,322 new COVID-19 cases have been registered in the last 24 hours, pushing the overall tally to 93,51,110 in India,” the Ministry of Health said in a statement.

Maharashtra leads the tally with 6,185 new COVID-19 cases and Delhi has recorded 5,482 cases, while Kerala follows with 3,966 new cases, it added.

However, the active caseload in India stands at 4,54,940 today. The present contribution of active caseload to India’s total positive cases is 4.87 per cent.

Meanwhile, tests per million population has also crossed 1 lakh mark today. India’s tests per million population stand at 100,159.7.

In the last 24 hours, 11,57,605 tests were conducted, pushing the cumulative tests to 13.82 crore (13,82,20,354) in the country, the ministry said

“Sustained and progressive expansion in testing infrastructure has played a crucial role in the steep rise of testing numbers” it said. With 2,161 testing laboratories in the country including 1,175 government and 986 private labs, the daily testing capacity has got a substantial boost.

Moreover, following the national pursuit, 23 States and UTs have better tests per million population than the national average and 13 States and UTs have lower tests per million population.

Currently, total recovered cases in India are more than 87.59 lakhs. With this, the national recovery rate improved and stands at 93.68 per cent, the ministry said.

“41,452 recoveries have been registered in the last 24 hours in the country. Out of these, 76.55 per cent of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 states and UTs,” it added.

In addition, Delhi reported the maximum number of single day recoveries with 5,937 newly discharged cases and 4,544 people recovered in Kerala followed by 4,089 in Maharashtra.

-RJV