India reports 38,792 fresh coronavirus cases

 India’s Covid caseload has risen to over 3.09 crore crore with 38,792 new cases, 23% higher than yesterday. The spike comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi cautioned against a third wave. 624 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours.

7,243 people tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours in Maharashtra, which has the highest number of cases in the country. The fresh cases pushed the tally of infections to over 61.72 lakh and 196 deaths took the death count to 1,26,220.

After Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have the highest number of infections.

In Rajasthan, 11 cases of Kappa variant of the virus have been detected state Health Minister Raghu Sharma said on Tuesday. The state logged 28 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.

In Karnataka, which has been seeing a steady fall in Covid cases, 1,386 people tested positive on Tuesday. 61 patients died in the last 24 hours.

Kerala, which has witnessed a relatively high number of coronavirus cases in recent weeks, recorded 7,798 new infections. A woman medico in Kerala, who was India’s first COVID-19 patient, has tested positive again for the virus.

Tamilnadu logged 2,652 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the state’s total tally to over 25.21 lakh. 36 deaths were recorded in the same period.