New Delhi: The Coronavirus spread in India continues to be a cause of concern as more than 41 thousand new cases continue to be registered in the country.
According to the data released by the Ministry of Health on Thursday morning, 41,383 new COVID cases were reported in the last 24 hours and 507 infected persons lost their lives.
At the same time, 38,652 people have recovered in the last 24 hours, taking total discharges to 3,04,29,339. The total death toll is 4,18,987.
Maharashtra reported 8,159 new COVID-19 cases and 165 fresh fatalities on Wednesday, taking the infection tally to 62,37,755 and the death toll to 1,30,918, a health department official said.
According to the Ministry of Health, more than 41 crore vaccine doses have been administered, till July 21, 41,78,00,000 vaccine doses have been given across the country.
At the same time, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 45,09,11,712 tests have been done so far. 17.18 lakh sample tests were done yesterday day. The positivity rate is less than 3 percent.
The official said as many as 7,839 patients were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, pushing the number of recovered cases to 60,08,750.
The state has 94,745 COVID-19 patients under treatment, he said.
Maharashtra’s COVID-19 recovery rate is 96.33 per cent, while the fatality rate is 2.09 per cent, the official said.
The national capital on Wednesday reported 62 new COVID cases, and four deaths in the last 24 hours.
The daily COVID positivity rate was at 0.9 per cent, according to the Delhi government’s health bulletin.
There was marginal increase in both daily number of cases and positivity rate in comparison to Tuesday, when 44 cases and a 0.7 per cent positivity rate were reported.
61 people more recovered from the disease, taking the national capital’s total number of recoveries to 14,10,066.
With the latest deaths reported on Tuesday, Delhi’s COVID death toll has risen to 25,039.
Meanwhile, there seems to be no respite from COVID in Kerala, as on Wednesday, 17,481 people turned out positive from 1,45,993 samples sent for testing in the past 24 hours, and the daily test positivity rate (TPR) rose to 11.97 per cent, as per a government statement.
The state continues to have one of the highest levels of daily cases, TPR and active cases, which stood at 1,29,640 on Wednesday, in the country.
According to a statement issued by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Malappuram district had the highest daily number of cases, at 2,318, followed by Ernakulam with 2,270, Kozhikode with 2,151, Trissur at 1983, and the state capital district had 1,166.
There were 105 fresh deaths, taking the total death tally to 15,617.