Covid cases shoots up in Maharashtra but downs in Kerala

New Delhi:  Maharashtra recorded 4,902 COVID-19 cases, the highest in the country in the past 24 hours, while Kerala, the worst affected by the pandemic, showed a decline by 989.

Twenty-three states and Union Territories have witnessed a surge in active cases in the same period with Maharashtra reporting the highest number followed by Kerala registering the maximum fall.

Currently Maharashtra and Kerala houses 65,461 and 52,164 active cases respectively. After Maharashtra, the infections have gone by 272 in Punjab, 165 in Madhya Pradesh, 122 in Gujarat and 99 in Haryana.

According to Union ministry of Health and Family Welfare data this morning, India recorded 16,577 infections, the second straight day of registering over 16,000 cases pushing the tally to 11,063,491.

It had reported 16,738 fresh infections on Thursday, the highest daily jump this month.

The number of active cases has gone up further and now stands at 155,986.

There were 12,179 discharges between Thursday and Friday morning and with that the recoveries from the viral disease have gone up to 10,750,680 and the national recovery rate is now at 97.17 per cent.

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