Corona cases update: India continues to witness over 40,000 daily surges in Coronavirus cases as the country clocked 42,766 new cases in the last 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry.
The active caseload now stands at 4,10,048 and the recovery rate is currently at 97.42%.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare also informed that over 66.89 crore vaccine doses were provided to States/UTs so far, with more than 1.56 crore doses in the pipeline. More than 4.37 Cr vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs.
Kerala on Saturday recorded 29,682 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally of COVID-19 cases in the state to 41,81,137. The death toll increased to 21,422 with 142 new fatalities, while the Total Positivity Rate (TPR) saw a slight dip. The TPR stood at 17.54 per cent, as compared to 17.91 on Friday.
The state has been consistently posting high numbers over the past few days, accounting for a bulk of the infections reported nationwide. Among the districts, Thrissur reported the highest number of cases– 3,474, followed by Ernakulam with 3,456 and Malappuram with 3,166. Meanwhile, 25,910 people recuperated from the disease on Saturday, taking the total cured in the state to 39,09,096.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told reporters that 1,69,237 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, taking the total to 3,22,34,770 and that the TPR was 17.54 per cent.
Maharashtra on Saturday reported 4,130 new coronavirus cases and 64 fatalities, the state health department said.
The infection tally in the state thus rose to 64,82,117 while the death toll reached 1,37,707.
The number of recoveries rose to 62,88,851, with 2,506 patients discharged during the day. The state now has 52,025 active cases.
Maharashtra’s case recovery rate stands at 97.02 per cent while the fatality rate is 2.12 per cent.
Hingoli as well as rural parts of Chandrapur, Nanded, Akola and Nagpur districts and municipal corporations of Parbhani, Jalgaon, and Dhule did not report any fresh Covid-19 case.
Ahmednagar district reported the highest 730 new cases, followed by rural parts of Pune with 506 infections.