India’s Covid chart showed improvement today, with the country recording 45,352 cases, a drop of 3.6% from yesterday. About 366 deaths were recorded during the period, according to the Health Ministry. Active cases constitute 1.22% of total cases.
Kerala contributed 32,097 new COVID-19 infections and 188 deaths in the past 24 hours. The test positivity rate was found to be 18.41 per cent after testing of 1,74,307 samples in the last 24 hours, according to a state government release.
Kerala, which recorded the country’s first coronavirus case in early 2020, has been reporting in excess of 30,000 daily cases for the past few days.
Maharashtra witnessed a slight dip in new infections as the western state reported 4,342 in the past 24 hours.
A new variant – C.1.2 – first detected in South Africa in May – has become the new cause for worry in the middle of a Delta-driven surge in many countries. Scientists say the strain may have a greater ability to evade antibodies that protect the body.