With 853 deaths in the last 24 hours, India on Friday has become the third country in the world to witness a total of over 4 lakh deaths due to Covid-19 after the USA and Brazil. The country’s total death toll stands at 4,00,312 behind the USA’s 6.05 lakh and Brazil’s 5.2 lakh.
Meanwhile, India registered 46,617 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, informed the Union health ministry on Friday. A total of 59,384 patients recovered during the same time.
The top five states which registered maximum cases are Kerala with 12,868 cases, followed by Maharashtra with 9,195 cases, Tamil Nadu with 4,481 cases, Andhra Pradesh with 3,841 cases and Karnataka with 3,203 cases.
72.04% of the new cases have been reported from these five states, with Kerala alone responsible for 27.6% of the new cases.
As a result of the fresh cases on Sunday, India’s total Covid case tally went up to 3,04,58,251.
In the last 24 hours, maximum casualties were reported in Maharashtra (252), followed by Kerala with 124 daily deaths.
However, with the daily recoveries continuing to outnumber the new cases for the 50th consecutive day now, the total number of recovered patients has increased to 2,95,48,302. The country’s recovery rate has risen to 96.75 per cent.
India’s active caseload has declined by 13,620 in the last 24 hours. It currently stands at 5,09,637.
Meanwhile, India administered a total of 42,64,123 doses in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally of doses inoculated to 34,00,76,232.