India reports 26,964 fresh coronavirus cases

India recorded 26,964 fresh Covid cases, which is 3.2 per cent higher than yesterday figures (26,115). The country also reported 383 deaths in the last 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate – number of positive cases identified per 100 – stands at 1.69 per cent. The recovery rate stands at 97.77 per cent, which is highest since March last year.

Maharashtra, which has the highest number of coronavirus cases in India, recorded 3,131 new infections. It also reported 70 Covid deaths.

Kerala, the state with most number of daily cases, reported 15,768 new cases and 214 Covid deaths.

Tamilnadu with 1,647 Covid cases, Andhra Pradesh (1,179) and Karnataka (818) were other southern states with most cases in a day. Telangana reported 244 cases in a day.