Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.26 million with 22K new casesLast updated on Dec 31, 2020, 01:47 am
India on Wednesday reported just short of 22,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.26 million cases.
Meanwhile, around 300 more people died of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, causing the death toll to climb to 1,48,794.
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 1,02,44,852 COVID-19 cases, 1,48,439 deaths
Till 8 am on Wednesday, the Union Health Ministry had confirmed 1,02,44,852 COVID-19 cases, including 1,48,439 deaths, 2,62,272 active cases, and 98,34,141 recoveries.
According to data compiled from official state and union territory government statistics, India has reported 1,02,67,299 cases and 1,48,794 deaths (including co-morbid fatalities).
Meanwhile, the total number of recoveries has reached 98.6 lakh.
How India's worst-hit states fared on Wednesday
Maharashtra: 19,28,603 total cases, 49,463 deaths, 18,24,934 recoveries.
Karnataka: 9,18,544 total cases, 12,081 deaths, 8,94,834 recoveries.
Andhra Pradesh: 8,81,948 total cases, 7,104 deaths, 8,71,588 recoveries.
Tamil Nadu: 8,17,077 total cases, 12,109 deaths, 7,96,353 recoveries.
Kerala: 7,55,718 total cases, 3,042 deaths, 6,87,104 recoveries.
Delhi: 6,24,795 total cases, 10,523 deaths, 6,08,434 recoveries.
Uttar Pradesh: 5,84,966 total cases, 8,352 deaths, 5,62,459 recoveries.
6.2K new cases in Kerala; Maharashtra reports 3.5K fresh infections
Kerala reported 6,268 new cases, marking a daily positivity rate of 9.8% with 63,887 tests. The Centre has asked states to limit the positivity rate under 5%.
3,537 more people tested positive in Maharashtra, marking a daily positivity rate of 4.9% with 71,505 tests.
In Gujarat, daily infections further declined to 799. The tally has climbed to 2,44,258, including 4,302 deaths and 2,29,977 recoveries.
677 more infections in Delhi; Bengal's tally reaches 5.5 lakh
677 more people tested positive in Delhi. The daily positivity rate stood at 0.79% with 84,680 tests conducted on Wednesday.
West Bengal reported a spike of 1,178 new cases, pushing the state's tally to 5,50,893. 9,683 patients have died in the state while 5,28,829 have recovered.
Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh reported 1,025, 973, 945, and 349 new cases respectively.