Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.34 million with 16K+ new cases
India on Sunday reported over 16,000 fresh coronavirus infections, bringing the nationwide tally past 10.34 million cases. The recovery rate stood at 96.1%. At least 200 more people died in the past 24 hours, pushing the death toll to 1,49,706. Kerala, which is among the worst-hit states, continued to report a high daily positivity rate in coronavirus infections. Here are more updates.
Health Ministry confirms 1,03,23,965 COVID-19 cases, 1,49,435 deaths
Till 8 am on Sunday, the Union Health Ministry had confirmed 1,03,23,965 COVID-19 cases, including 1,49,435 deaths, 2,47,220 active cases, and 99,27,310 recoveries. According to data compiled from official state and union territory government statistics, India has reported 1,03,41,300 cases and 1,49,706 deaths (including co-morbid fatalities). Meanwhile, the total number of recoveries has reached 99.46 lakh.
How India's worst-hit states fared on Sunday
Maharashtra: 19,42,136 total cases, 49,666 deaths, 18,36,999 recoveries. Karnataka: 9,21,938 total cases, 12,107 deaths, 8,98,919 recoveries. Andhra Pradesh: 8,83,082 total cases, 7,115 deaths, 8,72,897 recoveries. Tamil Nadu: 8,20,712 total cases, 12,156 deaths, 8,00,429 recoveries. Kerala: 7,75,852 total cases, 3,141 deaths, 7,07,244 recoveries. Delhi: 6,26,872 total cases, 10,585 deaths, 6,11,243 recoveries. Uttar Pradesh: 5,88,171 total cases, 8,403 deaths, 5,66,910 recoveries.
4.6K new cases in Kerala; Maharashtra reports 3.3K fresh infections
Kerala reported 4,600 new cases, marking a daily positivity rate of 9.7% with 47,291 tests. The Centre has asked states to limit the positivity rate under 5%. 3,282 more people tested positive in Maharashtra, marking a daily positivity rate of 4.8% with 68,061 tests. In Gujarat, daily infections further declined to 715. The tally has climbed to 2,47,228, including 4,318 deaths and 2,33,660 recoveries.
424 new cases in Delhi; Bengal reports 896 fresh infections
424 more people tested positive in Delhi. The daily positivity rate stood at 0.61% with 68,759 tests conducted on Wednesday. West Bengal reported a spike of 896 new cases, pushing the state's tally to 5,54,975. 9,792 patients have died in the state while 5,34,737 have recovered. Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, and Andhra Pradesh reported 867, 810, 769, and 232 new cases respectively.