India recorded a total of 2,124 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,31,42,192, while the active cases increased to 14,971, according to the Union Health Ministry.
The number of Covid-related deaths reached 5,24,507 with 17 more people dying due to the virus, the data showed today.
The active cases comprise 0.03 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.75 per cent, the ministry said.
Here are the Highlights on coronavirus (COVID-19) cases:
Chhattisgarh today recorded 7 new COVID-19 cases, taking its overall count to 11,52,410, while no COVID-related death was reported in the state, an official said.
The death count remained unchanged at 14,034.
The recovery count increased by 14 to 11,38,321, leaving the state with 55 active cases.
West Bengal's reported 42 new COVID-19 cases, taking the overall case count to 20,19,191, according to a health bulletin.
The death count remained unchanged at 21,203, after no COVID-related was reported.
West Bengal currently has 358 active cases, while 19,97,630 people recovered from the disease including 44 in the last 24 hours.
Rajasthan today reported 57 new COVID-19 cases that took its overall case count to 12,85,353, while 1 more COVID-related death was reported taking the total death count to to 9,555, according to a health department bulletin.
Of the fresh cases, 31 were reported from Jaipur.
The number of active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 495 after 52 people recovered from the disease.
Of the total 9,555 COVID-19 deaths recorded so far in Rajasthan, 2,113 were reported from Jaipur alone, the bulletin stated.
Tamil Nadu today reported 56 new COVID-19 cases taking the overall case count to 34,55,040. No new COVID-related death was reported and the death count remained unchanged at 38,025, a health bulletin said.
The number of people who have recovered from the disease reached 34,16,644 after 39 more people recovered in last 24 hours. The state currently has 371 active cases.
Chennai accounted for the majority of new cases with 30. Chengalpet reported 10 cases, Coimbatore reported 5 cases, Salem 4, Tiruvallur and Madurai reported 2 cases, respectively, while Kancheepuram, Nilgiris, Pudukottai saw 1 case each.
Hyderabad reported the highest number of cases with 34.
A health department bulletin said 28 people recuperated from the infection and the cumulative number of recoveries till date was 7,88,488.
The recovery rate stood at 99.43 per cent.
No fresh fatalities occurred due to the infectious disease and the toll continued to be 4,111.
The COVID-19 fatalities in the state remained unchanged at 10,944 with no addition to the toll during the day, said the department in a release.
With 31 more patients recovering from the respiratory disease, their overall count rose to 12,13,868, leaving the state with 192 active cases, the release said.
Maharashtra today recorded a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases at 470, the highest daily count since March 5 and more than half of them were recorded in Mumbai at 295, highest in over 3 months
No new COVID-related death due to the infection was registered in the state, the health department said.
Yesterday, the state had recorded 338 cases and 1 COVID-related death. On March 5, the state had reported 535 COVID-19 cases.
The bulletin said Mumbai recorded 295 cases in the last 24 hours, the highest daily count since February 12 when the state capital had reported 349 infections.
in the last 24 hours, 334 patients recovered from the infection, taking their cumulative number to 77,33,786 and leaving the state with 2,175 active cases.
Jammu and Kashmir reported 5 new COVID-19 cases today, taking the total infection count to 4,54,212, officials said.
Of the new cases, 3 were from Srinagar district and the rest from Jammu district.
There are 59 active cases, the total number of recoveries reached 4,49,401.
The COVID-19 death count stands at 4,752. No COVID-related death was reported in the last 24 hours.There were 51 confirmed cases of mucormycosis (black fungus).
The Union Territory remained COVID free for 8 days. Both new patients have a travel history, the bulletin said.
A total of 9,910 people have recovered from the disease, while 129 COVID-related deaths have been reported so far.Andaman and Nicobar Islands has so far tested 7.35 lakh samples and fully vaccinated 3.38 lakh people.
No COVID-related death was reported in the last 24 hours, with the overall death count at 9,126, according to a state health bulletin.Currently, there are 84 active COVID-19 cases as 9 more patients recovered from the disease. The overall recoveries stand at 12,79,127
Maharashtra's Thane district has recorded 42 new coronavirus cases, taking its infection tally to 7,09,617, an official said today.
These new cases were reported on Tuesday, he said.
There was no fresh fatality and the number of deaths in the district remained unchanged at 11,895, he said, adding that the COVID-19 mortality rate stood at 1.67 per cent.
In neighbouring Palghar district, the COVID-19 case count stood at 1,63,612 and the death toll at 3,407, another official said.
India records 2,124 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours
Number of Covid-related deaths: 17
India's active Covid caseload currently stands at 14,971
192.67 crore Covid vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive
Active cases stand at 0.03%
Recovery rate currently at 98.75%
1,977 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases the total recoveries to 4,26,02,714
Daily positivity rate (0.46%)
Weekly positivity rate (0.49%)
84.79 crore total tests conducted so far; 4,58,924 tests conducted in the last 24 hours
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