India adds 41,383 new coronavirus cases

India added 41,383 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours while deaths from COVID-19 rose by 507.The country’s overall case load now stands at 3.12 crore, while total fatalities are at 4.18 lakh, according to the health ministry.

India’s test positivity rate (positive cases identified for every 100 tests) continues to decline. For the 31st straight day it is below the 5 per cent-mark at 2.12 per cent.

Over 20 lakh vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours. The total doses administered in the country have exceeded 41.76 crore so far, the health ministry said.

Kerala contributed 17,481 cases to the country’s daily numbers. It was followed by Maharashtra (8,159 cases).