India reports 43,393 fresh coronavirus cases

India has reported 43,393 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, slightly lower than yesterday’s figures. The country’s active caseload stands at 4,58,727.

The daily positivity rate – number of positive cases identified per 100 –  is 2.42 per cent, less than 3 per cent for 18 straight days. Recovery Rate is at 97.19 per cent.

36.89 crore vaccine doses have been administered since the nationwide vaccination drive began.

Kerala leads the states in most number of infections over a 24-hour period. Amid a surge in Covid cases, a central team visiting Kerala has expressed satisfaction over the mitigation methods implemented in the state.

At least 64 per cent of the districts in India with over 10 per cent COVID-19 positivity rate are from the eight states in the northeast region, the Health Ministry has said. Of these, Arunachal Pradesh with 18 districts tops the list.