Covid Daily Update: India has reported 41,831 new Coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours according to the Health Ministry.
The country has registered 541 deaths, and 39,258 recoveries today, and the recovery rate is currently at 97.36%. India’s active caseload is currently at 4,10,952. Active cases constitute 1.30% of total cases. Weekly positivity rate remains below 5%, currently at 2.42%. Daily positivity rate at 2.34%, remains below 5%.
Kerala reports over 20k new Covid cases for the 5th day
Ahead of Onam festivities beginning in the state, Kerala Health Minister Veena George has asked people to avoid crowds and if possible, even events, celebrations and visits to relatives to reduce the risk of Covid infection. People should strictly avoid crowds and follow Covid protocols while organising and attending events and celebrations, the Minister said.
Kerala reported 20,624 new Covid cases and 80 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to health bulletin on Saturday. Presently, the positivity rate stands at 12.31%. The state reported 16,865 recoveries during the same period. With this, the active cases in Kerala has now gone up to 1,64,500.
This is the fifth day running when the southern state had registered over 20,000 new cases in a day. On Friday, Kerala had reported 20,772 cases and 116 deaths in a span of 24 hours.
Karnataka intensified testing at inter-state borders with Kerala and Maharashtra to prevent surge in Covid cases in the state, said Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday.
Maharashtra on Saturday reported 225 fresh COVID-19 fatalities and 6,959 cases while 7,467 patients recovered, a health official said.
With the new additions, the tally of infections in Maharashtra reached 63,03,715 and the death count to 1,32,791. The count of recoveries now stands at 60,90,786, leaving the state with 76,755 active cases, he said.
On Saturday, Maharashtra witnessed a marginal rise in fresh coronavirus positive cases compared to Thursday when the state added 6,600 new cases to its tally and 231 fatalities.