India witnessed a 7.4 per cent jump in new Covid cases as it added 41,195 new infections over the last 24 hours. The country’s overall case load now stands at 3.20 crore while the total fatalities have risen to 4.29 lakh, according to government.
Kerala contributed 23,500 cases to the country’s daily numbers. The southern state has been contributing to more than 50 per cent of new infections in the country.
Maharashtra – the worst-hit state in the country with a caseload of 63,69,002 – reported 5,560 new infections and 163 fatalities in 24 hours. On Tuesday the state had reported 5,609 new cases and 137 fatalities.
India’s test positivity rate (positive cases identified for every 100 tests) remains below the 5 per cent-mark at 2.23 per cent. Active cases constitute 1.21% of total cases, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate stands 97.45 per cent, the Union Health Ministry said.
Delhi’s Covid graph is showing improvement with the national capital reporting 37 cases new infections on Wednesday. The positivity rate in Delhi has declined to 0.06 per cent, according to data shared by the city health department.