New Delhi (NVI): With 28,903 new coronavirus infections being reported in the last 24 hours, the overall tally has climbed to 11,438,734, the Union Health Ministry confirmed today.
The death count climbed to 1,59,044 with the novel coronavirus virus claiming 188 lives during this period, the data showed.
Currently, more than 1.10 crore patients have been cured and recovered across the country and the total number of recoveries stands at 11,045,284, which translates to a national COVID-19 recovery rate of 96.86 percent.
Meanwhile, the COVID-19 active caseload increased to 2,34,406 which now comprises 1.74 percent of the total infections.
Maharashtra reported 17,864 new cases, which is an increase of over 2,000 cases recorded on Monday when the state reported 15,051 new cases.
With this, Maharashtra remains the worst-affected state with 23,47,328 COVID-19 cases followed by Kerala with 10,94,294 and Karnataka with 9,62,339 positive cases.
The other worst hit states are Andhra Pradesh (8,92,269), Tamil Nadu (8,61,429), Delhi (6,44,489) and Uttar Pradesh (6,05,655).
Three new variants of COVID-19, from the UK, South Africa and Brazil, have been reported in India. So far, a total of 242 samples have tested positive for different variants in India.