India reports less than 40,000 new cases, Delhi remains largest contributor
The country has been reporting less than 50,000 cases daily since November 7, when it reported 50,356 cases in a single day
While the National Capital Delhi continues to report a high number of cases and fatalities, the overall number of new infections is coming down with India reporting less than 40,000 cases after a gap of six days. However, the country has been reporting less than 50,000 cases for the past 17 days.
India, in the past 24 hours reported a total of 37,975 cases while the recoveries stood at 42,314 taking the total number of recoveries to 86,04,955 and the recovery rate to 93.76 per cent, the latest data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday.
The country has been reporting less than 50,000 cases daily since November 7 when it reported a total of 50,356 cases in a single day.
It helped in bringing down the active caseload to a low of 4,38,667 which accounts to 4.78 per cent of the total reported positive cases in the country so far.
Of the new recoveries, the maximum was reported from Delhi with 7,216 recoveries in the past 24 hours followed by 5,245 of Kerala. Maharashtra and West Bengal each reported over 3,000 recoveries.
Over 2,000 recoveries were reported from Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh each while Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Chhattisgarh reported close to 2,000 recoveries each in the past 24 hours.
In another milestone, India has given a boost to its testing infrastructure with 2,134 labs across the country.
The Health Ministry in a statement said, “Keeping in line with its commitment to conduct more than one million tests every day, 10,99,545 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. India’s total cumulative tests cross 13.3 cr (13,36,82,275).”
On the other hand, India reported a total of 480 fatalities due to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The case worsened in Delhi which reported a total of 121 deaths, the highest in the country, in the past 24 hours. The National Capital reported 4,454 new cases in the past one day.
Death rate in Maharashtra came significantly down as the state reported 30 deaths while it reported around 4153 cases in the past 24 hours. Kerala also reported around 3,757 cases and around 22 deaths in the past 24 hours.
India, so far, has reported a total of 91,77,840 cases including 1,34,218 deaths. Globally, India is the second most affected country after the United States.