India reports 46,164 fresh coronavirus cases

India added 46,164 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours – a 22 per cent jump – while deaths from COVID-19 rose by 607. The country’s overall case load now stands at 3.25 crore, while total fatalities are at 4.36 lakhs, according to government.

Kerala witnessed a nearly 30 per cent jump as it reported 31,445 cases in the past 24 hours. The southern state recorded 215 deaths along with a test positivity rate of 19.03 per cent.

Maharashtra, the worst-hit state in the country, reported 5,031 new infections and 216 fatalities in 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate remains less than 3 per cent for the last 31 days and is presently at 2.58 per cent. Active cases constitute 1.03% of total cases, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate stands 97.63 per cent, the Union Health Ministry said.