India reports 38,628 fresh coronavirus cases

India today reported 38,628 new Covid cases, a drop of nearly 13 per cent from yesterday’s 44,643 cases. It also reported 617 deaths, which is an increase on yesterday’s 464 number, taking the total death count to 4,27,371.

The positivity rate – number of positive cases identified per 100 – stands at 2.21 per cent, less than 3 per cent for last 12 days.

Kerala, which has been leading states in most number of daily Covid cases, today reported 19,948 cases. The state has been consistently reporting over 20,000 cases for many days. It also reported 187 deaths.

Andhra Pradesh with 2,209 Covid cases, Tamil Nadu with 1,985, Karnataka with 1,805 are other southern states with high number of daily cases. Telangana reported 577 cases in a day.

Maharashtra, the worst-hit state in terms of overall Covid cases, today logged 5,539 cases, a big drop from the 9,026 it registered yesterday. The state also reported 187 deaths.