India reports 62,224 new cases, 2,542 fatalities

India has reported 62,224 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, slightly higher that yesterday’s figures. The death count climbed to 3,79,573 with 2,542 fresh fatalities. The dip comes amid warnings of a resurgence in cases with the easing of curbs.

With the fresh Covid cases, the country’s tally of cases has climbed to over 2.96 crore, as per Union Health Ministry.

The daily positivity rate further dropped to 3.22 per cent. It for the ninth straight day that India is seeing a positivity rate below 5 per cent.

Maharashtra, the worst-hit state, on Tuesday reported 7,652 new COVID-19 cases, taking the state’s tally to 59.24 lakh.

Tamilnadu saw a slide in daily Covid case counts for the 25th straight day, with 11,805 new infections. 267 Covid patients died in the last 24 hours.

Neighbouring Kerala, which also saw a worrying rise in daily COVID-19 cases in the second wave of the pandemic, logged 12,246 fresh infections in the last 24 hours. The death count rose to 11,508 with 166 more deaths.