India reports 52,667 new coronavirus cases

 India’s Covid chart continued to show improvement today, with the country recording 51,667 cases, a marginal drop from yesterday’s 54,069 figure. The country’s overall caseload now stands at 3.01 crore while total fatalities are at 3.93 lakh.

India’s test positivity rate (positive cases identified for every 100 tests) continues to decline. For the 18th straight day, it is below the 5 per cent-mark at 2.98 per cent.

Active cases have decreased by 14,189 in the last 24 hours to take the tally to 6,12,868. Recoveries have been outnumbering the daily new cases for the 43rd consecutive day now.

Kerala contributed 12,078 cases to the country’s daily numbers. It was followed by Maharashtra (9,844 cases) and Tamil Nadu (6,162 cases).

At least seven cases of the new Delta Plus variant of Coronavirus have been confirmed in Madhya Pradesh, two of the patients have died. Doctors said they had not received any vaccination.