India reports 42,982 fresh coronavirus cases

India today recorded 42,982 fresh Covid cases, which is a slight increase in the number of cases from yesterday.

The country also reported 533 deaths taking the death count to 4,26, 290. The centre has cautioned that the second wave is not over.

The daily test positivity rate – number of people cases identified per 100 – stands at 2.3 per cent. The recovery rate is 97.37 per cent.

Kerala, which has emerged as the Number 1 hotspot in the country, today reported 22,414 fresh cases, which is slightly lower than yesterday’s 23,676. The state also reported 108 deaths.

Maharashtra, the state with most number of cases in the country, reported 6,126 fresh cases. It also reported 195 deaths.

Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state in the country, reported 61 Covid cases and two deaths over a 24-hour period.

Delhi recorded 67 cases of coronavirus in 24 hours today with no related deaths and a positivity rate of 0.09 per cent. This is the fifth time since the second wave of the pandemic hit the national capital that zero deaths were logged in a day.