India’s COVID tally tops 10.26 million with 21,821 new cases

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New Delhi (NVI): India witnessed a single-day rise of 21,821 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking the overall tally to 10,266,674, Union Health Ministry said.

The country’s death toll has reached to 1,48,738 with 299 fatalities reported during this period.

Notably, 98,60,280 patients have been cured and recovered all over the country while active cases remained below 2.6 lakh mark and stands at 2,57,656.

However, the national recovery rate improved almost to 96 per cent in the country.

Maharashtra remains the worst-affected state with total 19,28,603 confirmed cases which include 49,463 deaths. The active cases in the state stand at 54,206 and 18,24,934 recoveries.

Maharashra is followed by Karnataka (9,18,544), Andhra Pradesh (8,81,948), Tamil Nadu (8,17,077) and Kerala (7,55,718).

The national capital also reported 677 new COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours, pushing the tally to 6,24,795, while the death toll from the virus has reached 10,523 in Delhi.

As per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) data, more than 17.20 crore samples tested for COVID-19 up to December 30. Of these, 11,27,244 samples were tested yesterday.

Furthermore, the Delhi government today imposed a night curfew on December 31 and January 1 from 11 pm to 6 am to avoid spread of new COVID-19 strain during New Year celebrations.