Corona Cases Update: The country has been able to maintain the daily sure in Covid cases below 15,000 even after the festival season. India has reported 12,516 new Coronavirus cases and 501 deaths in the last 24 hours.
The country’s active caseload now stands at 1,37,416 which is the lowest in 267 days, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 20,000 for 35 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 138 consecutive days now.
The active cases comprise 0.40 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.26 per cent, the highest since March 2020, the ministry said.
Kerala has registered 7,224 fresh coronavirus infections and 419 deaths on Thursday, raising the caseload to 50,42,082 and the fatalities to 35,040.
With 7,638 more people recovering from the virus since Wednesday, the total recoveries touched 49,36,791 and the active cases reached 69,625, an official press release said.
Of the 419 deaths, 47 were reported over the last few days and 372 were designated as COVID deaths after receiving appeals based on the new guidelines of the Centre and Supreme Court directions, it said.
As many as 73,015 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.
Among the 14 districts, Thiruvananthapuram recorded the highest with 1,095 cases followed by Ernakulam 922 and Thrissur 724.
Maharashtra reported 997 new coronavirus cases and 28 fatalities on Thursday, taking the tally of infections to 66,21,420 and the death toll to 1,40,475, the state health department said.
On Wednesday, the state had recorded 1,094 coronavirus cases and 17 fatalities.
A total of 1,016 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours, which raised the number of recoveries in Maharashtra to 64,64,948, leaving the state with 12,352 active cases, the department said.
Maharashtra’s COVID-19 recovery rate now stands at 97.64 per cent, while the case fatality rate is 2.12 per cent.
With 1,08,086 new tests, the number of samples examined so far in Maharashtra went up to 6,36,30,632, the department said.
On Thursday, six districts and four civic bodies in Maharashtra did not report any new COVID-19 cases.
Mumbai district reported the highest 276 new infections in the state, followed by the Pune district with 85 cases.
(With agency inputs)