44,643 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In India, Nearly 4% Higher Than Yesterday

Coronavirus updates today: Kerala, which remains a concern with most number of Covid cases in a day, reported 22,040 cases. It also reported 117 deaths.

44,643 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In India, Nearly 4% Higher Than Yesterday

Coronavirus cases update: Maharashtra leads the states in overall cases

India today recorded 44,643 fresh Covid cases, which is nearly 4 per cent higher than yesterday. The country also reported 464 deaths taking the death count to 4,26,754. Kerala remains a major Covid hotspot with more than 20,000 daily cases.

Here are the top 10 updates on coronavirus in India:

  1. Daily test positivity rate - number of positive cases identified per 100 - stands at 2.72 per cent. Recovery rate is at 97.36 per cent.

  2. Kerala, which remains a concern with most number of Covid cases in a day, reported 22,040 cases. It also reported 117 deaths.

  3. Andhra Pradesh with 2,145 Covid cases, Tamil Nadu with 1,997, Karnataka with 1,785 are other southern states with high number of daily cases. Telangana reported 582 cases in a day.

  4. Maharashtra, which leads in overall cases in the country, reported 9,026 cases and 120 deaths over a 24-hour period.  

  5. Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state in the country, reported 26 fresh Covid cases and three deaths.

  6. Rajasthan, Gujarat, Bihar - the three big states - reported zero Covid deaths over a 24-hour span. Uttarakhand and Jharkhand were other states where zero Covid deaths were reported.

  7. With 1,067 Covid cases, Assam leads the northeastern states with most number of cases in a day. It is followed by Mizoram (725), Meghalaya (576).

  8. Tourists' hot-favourite Goa reported 102 cases and three deaths in a single day.

  9. People who have received both doses of their coronavirus vaccine are three times less likely to get infected with COVID-19, a latest UK study has found.

  10. With nearly 200 million people known to have had COVID-19, the WHO has said it is deeply concerned by the unknown numbers who may still be suffering with Long Covid. It has urged people struggling with the after-effects of the virus -- despite having recovered from the acute phase -- to seek medical help. Long Covid remains one of the most mysterious aspects of the pandemic.