New COVID Cases Rise Over 44K Mark As India Reports 44,230 Fresh Infections, 555 Fatalities


New Delhi: India reported 44,230 new COVID-19 cases, 42,360 recoveries, and 555 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry informed on Friday.

Total cases: 3,15,72,344
Active cases: 4,05,155
Total recoveries: 3,07,43,972
Death toll: 4,23,217
Total vaccination: 45,60,33,754

India’s Cumulative COVID Vaccination Coverage surpassed the 45 crores 55 lakh mark as nearly 47 lakh Vaccine doses were administered yesterday, Union Health Ministry said.

Coronavirus Cases In States

 Maharashtra reported 7,242 new coronavirus infections and 190 fatalities on Thursday which pushed the caseload to 62,90,156 and death toll to 1,32,335, a health department official said.

On Wednesday the state had reported 6,857 new cases and 286 fatalities.

The number of active cases fell to 78,562 from 82,545 on Wednesday as 11,124 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day.

So far 60,75,888 patients have recovered in the state. There are 4,87,704 people in home quarantine and 3,245 in institutional quarantine.

Maharashtra’s case recovery rate is 96.59 per cent while the fatality rate is 2.01 per cent.

Meanwhile, Delhi reported 51 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. According to the Delhi government health bulletin, the cumulative COVID-19 cases in the national capital have gone up to 14,36,144. It said 70 people recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours taking the total number of recoveries to 14,10,541.

The city did not report any death due to the disease in the last 24 hours and the death toll is 25,049. The bulletin said that the city has 554 active cases. The positivity rate is 0.08 per and 67,368 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours

On the other hand, the COVID pandemic is running rampant in Kerala, with over 20,000 cases seen on Thursday for the third successive day, an official statement said.

The day’s figure came a day before a special team of health experts from the Centre is all set to arrive in the state capital on Friday.

As many as 22,064 people tested positive on Thursday, against 22,056 on Wednesday and 22,129 on Tuesday.

In the statement, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that 1,63,098 samples were tested in the past 24 hours and the day’s test positivity rate (TPR) stood at 13.53 per cent up from 11.20 per cent on Wednesday.

The state has 1,54,820 active cases, the highest in any state in the country.

Another 128 COVID deaths were reported, taking the death toll to 16,585.

(With inputs from agencies)

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