India records 61,871 new Covid cases; tally close to 75 lakh

New Delhi (NVI): India has recorded 61,871 new positive cases in the last 24 hours, taking the tally near 75 lakh mark, the Ministry of Health said today.

With fresh cases, the overall tally now climbs to 74,94,551. Apart from that 1,033 more deaths were recorded, taking the total number of fatalities to 1,14,031.

India is the second worst-hit country by the virus in the world after the US.

Maharashtra has the maximum number of Covid infections. The state has reported 10,259 cases in the last 24 hours, followed by Kerala (9,016), Karnataka (7,184), Tamil Nadu (4,295) and West Bengal (3,865).

There are 7,83,311 active cases in the country which comprise 10.45 per cent of the total caseload, according to the data. The COVID-19 case fatality rate, meanwhile, stands at 1.52 per cent.

Apart from that, the active cases are less than 8 lakh for the second consecutive day in India and stand at 7,83,311. The active cases now comprise 10.45% of the total positive cases of the country.

India continues to report a trend of steadily declining active cases. Following the national trend, 22 States/UTs have less than 20,000 active cases, the Ministry of Health said in a statement today.

13 States/UTs have more than 20,000 but less than 50,000 active cases, while 3 States/UTs have more than 50,000 active cases, as per the Ministry.