A total of 44,489 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in the country in the last 24 hours in which 60.72 per cent cases are contributed by six states—Kerala, Maharashtra, Delhi, West Bengal, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
Kerala leads the tally with 6,491 new cases while Maharashtra and Delhi reported 6,159 and 5,246 new cases respectively, said Union health ministry on Thursday.
According to the ministry, 60.50 per cent of the 524 case fatalities reported in the last 24 hours are concentrated in six states—Delhi, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.
“Maharashtra, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal are the common states among the top six states contributing maximum to new cases as well as daily deaths,” the ministry said in a statement.
Delhi with 99 deaths reported the maximum new fatalities. Maharashtra saw a fatality count of 65 followed by West Bengal with 51 deaths.
India’s present active caseload is 4.88 per cent of the total positive cases, and has been sustained below the 5 per cent mark, the statement said.
Around 65 per cent of the active cases are in eight states—Maharashtra, Kerala, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Haryana and Punjab—which have contributed to the maximum daily new cases and the daily highest deaths.
The ministry claimed that the total recovered cases in India are nearing 87 lakh with the national recovery rate at 93.66 per cent. In 15 states/UTs, the recovery rate is more than the national average.