India reports 42,909 fresh coronavirus cases

India’s Covid chart showed improvement today, with the country recording 42,909 cases, a drop of 4.7% from yesterday.

About 380 deaths were recorded during the period, according to the Health Ministry. Active cases constitute 1.15% of total cases.

Kerala contributed 29,836 cases in the past 24 hours to take the total number of those affected in the state by the viral infection to 40,07,408. The test positivity rate rose closer to 20 per cent and with 75 deaths, the number of fatalities increased to 20,541, a state government release said. Over two crore people in Kerala have received the first dose of the vaccine.

No virus-related death was recorded in Delhi on Saturday, while 31 fresh cases were reported with a positivity rate of 0.04 per cent, according to the city’s health department. With the continuous dip in the Covid cases, the Delhi government decided to open schools in a phased manner from September 1.