India reports 44,643 fresh coronavirus cases

India today recorded 44,643 fresh Covid cases, which is nearly 4 per cent higher than yesterday. The country also reported 464 deaths taking the death count to 4,26,754.

Kerala remains a major Covid hotspot registering more than 20,000 cases consistently.

Daily test positivity rate – number of positive cases identified per 100 – stands at 2.72 per cent. Recovery rate is at 97.36 per cent.

Kerala, which remains a concern with most number of Covid cases in a day, reported 22,040 cases. It also reported 117 deaths.

Andhra Pradesh with 2,145 Covid cases, Tamil Nadu with 1,997, Karnataka with 1,785 are other southern states with high number of daily cases. Telangana reported 582 cases in a day.