New Delhi (NVI): With 23,285 new coronavirus infections being reported in the last 24 hours, the highest since December 23, the overall tally has climbed to 11,308,846, the Union Health Ministry confirmed today.
The death count climbed to 1,58,306 with the novel coronavirus virus claiming 117 lives during this period, the data showed. The COVID-19 case fatality rate stood at 1.41 percent.
Currently, more than 1.09 crore patients have been cured and recovered across the country and the total number of recoveries stands at 10,953,303, which translates to a national COVID-19 recovery rate of 96.86 percent.
Meanwhile, the COVID-19 active caseload increased to 1,97,237 which now comprises 1.74 percent of the total infections.
With 14,317 cases, Maharashtra contributed more than 60 per cent of these. Punjab recorded 1,305 cases. Gujarat crossed 700 cases for the first time since January 4.
Maharashtra remains the worst-affected state with 22,66,374 COVID-19 cases followed by Kerala with 10,85,663 and Karnataka with 9,57,584 positive cases.
The other worst hit states are Andhra Pradesh (8,91,178), Tamil Nadu (8,57,602), Delhi (6,42,439) and Uttar Pradesh (6,04,791).
The Union Health Ministry said eight of the 10 cities with the highest number of active cases belong to Maharashtra. They are – Pune, Nagpur, Thane, Mumbai, Amravati, Jalgaon, Nashik and Aurangabad.