New Delhi: India has reported less than 20,000 Covid-19 cases for the third straight day, recording 18,870 new cases in the last 24 hours. With the latest update, the total caseload in the country rose to 3,37,16,451, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday. With 378 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, India’s cumulative Covid related fatalities has risen to 4,47,751, till Wednesday morning. The fatality rate remained at 1.33 per cent for the last few weeks.
According to the Union health Ministry’s report, Kerala reported 11,196 new cases were registered in Kerala on Tuesday against 11,699 reported on Monday. Maharashtra, which has the second highest daily Covid cases after Kerala, had registered 2,844 cases on Tuesday.
The country’s active caseload further dropped to 2,82,520, lowest in over 6 months, according to the Union Health Ministry’s data.
The active cases comprise 0.84 per cent of the total infections — the lowest since March 2020 — while the national Covid-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.81 per cent — the highest since March 2020.
A total of 3,29,86,180 Covid infected patients recovered, out of which 28,178 were discharged in the last 24 hours.
The cumulative number of Covid vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 87 crore (87,66,63,490), out of which 54,13,332 were administered in the last 24 hours, according to the ministry’s report.
Only five states — Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Mizoram — are currently reporting more than 1,000 cases every day.
Meanwhile, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 232.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.76 million and vaccinations soared to over 6.14 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.