India reports 7.7 per cent more coronavirus cases than Wednesday

India’s Covid caseload has risen to over 3.09 crore with 41,806 new cases, 7.7% higher than yesterday. 581 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours.

Maharashtra, which has the highest number of cases in the country, added 8,602 cases over a 24-hour period. The fresh cases took the number of infections to over 61.81 lakh and 170 deaths took the cumulative death count to 1,26,390.

Kerala with 15,637 cases leads the states in most number of Covid cases in a day. It is followed by Maharashtra (8,602), Tamilnadu (2,458) and Karnataka (1,990).

The daily positivity rate – number of positive cases identified per hundred – stands at 2.15 per cent, less than 3 per cent for 24 consecutive days.