India reports 38,079 fresh coronavirus cases, 560 deaths recorded

India today logged 38,079 new cases, which is marginally lower than yesterday’s figures. 560 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate – number of positive cases identified per hundred – stands at 1.91 per cent, less than 3 per cent for 26 consecutive days.

The active cases have declined to 4,24,025 and comprise 1.36 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 97.31 per cent, the data shows. It said that active COVID-19 cases have decreased by 6,397 in a span of 24 hours.

Maharashtra, which leads the states with the maximum number of cases in the country, added 7,761 cases and 167 deaths over a 24-hour period.

Kerala with 13,750 cases leads the states in most number of Covid cases in a day. It is followed by Maharashtra (7,761), Tamilnadu (2,312) and Karnataka (1,806).

The Tamilnadu government has extended the coronavirus lockdown in the state till July 31 while easing more curbs. The graded relaxations come amid a dip in the daily COVID-19 cases.