India reports 42,618 fresh coronavirus cases

India’s Covid chart showed improvement today, with the country recording 42,618 cases, a drop of 6% from yesterday. 330 deaths were recorded during the period, according to the Health Ministry. Active cases constitute 1.23% of the total cases.

Kerala continued to register a record number of infections with the state reporting 29,322 new cases and 131 deaths. The state has reported a test positivity rate of 17.91 per cent.

Maharashtra contributed 4,313 cases and 92 fatalities to India’s daily number. There are now 50,466 active coronavirus cases in Maharashtra and the state’s case recovery rate stands at 97.04 per cent while the fatality rate is 2.12 per cent.

Active cases constitute 1.23% of total cases, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate stands 97.43 per cent, the Union Health Ministry said. The daily positivity rate now stands at 2.50 per cent.