New Delhi: After registering a decline in Covid cases on Monday, India has again witnessed a sharp spike in the infection in the last 24 hours. According to the data shared by the Health Ministry, the country recorded 2,067 new cases on Tuesday.
With the addition of fresh cases, India’s active caseload now currently stands at 12,340. The country’s recovery rate is now at 98.76%.
According to the country’s health bulletin, the daily positivity rate has increased to 0.49% while is weekly positivity rate stands at 0.38%.
While the central government has already raised concerns over the daily surge in Covid cases in Maharashtra, Mumbai on Tuesday reported 85 COVID-19 cases, the highest daily addition to the tally since March 2 and two-and-half times Monday’s figure of 34.
It took the tally here to 10,58,884, while the death toll remained unchanged at 19,562.
On March 2, the number of Covid cases in the state added to the tally was 100, according to a PTI report.
All the new cases are asymptomatic, and only 10 of the 26,044 hospital beds earmarked for COVID-19 treatment are currently occupied.
So far, 10,38,932 people have been discharged post-recovery, including 52 during the day, leaving the metropolis with an active caseload of 390.
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation data showed that the recovery rate was 98 per cent, the positivity rate stood at 0.009 per cent, the caseload doubling time was 14,040 days and the average case growth rate between April 12 and 18 was 0.005 per cent.
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