India reports 42,625 fresh coronavirus cases

India recorded 42,625 fresh Covid cases, nearly 40% higher than yesterday’s figures, even as the government warned that the pandemic is “still raging” in the country.

562 deaths in the last 24 hours pushed the death count to 4,25,195.

13,984 people tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours in Kerala, which has the highest single-day rise of cases in the country. The fresh cases pushed the tally of infections to over 34.25 lakh and 118 deaths took the death count to 16,955.

Neighbouring Tamil Nadu logged 1,908 fresh COVID-19 cases, 2.6% lesser than the previous day. 29 patients died in the last 24 hours.

Maharashtra, which has the highest number of coronavirus cases in India, recorded 4,869 new infections.

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

Over 62.53 lakh vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours.