India logged 11,451 fresh coronavirus cases, 5.5 per cent higher than yesterday, taking the overall cases to 3,43,66,987. Since yesterday, 266 deaths have been reported, taking the deaths in the country – since the pandemic broke – to 4,61,057.
In the last 24 hours, Kerala logged 7,124 fresh infections – the highest recorded by any state. The southern state has been seeing the highest surge in the country for several weeks now. It has recorded 50,15,505 overall cases so far.
In Maharashtra, the state with the highest overall cases (66,17,654), 892 fresh infections were recorded.
The recovery rate is currently at 98.24 per cent, which is the highest since March 2020.
India’s active caseload stands at 1,42,826; this is the lowest figure in 262 days. According to the Health Ministry data, active cases account for less than 1 per cent of the total cases, currently at .42 per cent – the lowest figure since March 2020.