Surge in India’s covid cases by 40%

On Thursday, India’s Covid cases surged by nearly 40% from a day ago with 7240 fresh cases. It is the highest reported case since March 1st. According to the Union Health Ministry, the country has 3,641 active cases of viral infection.

Maharashtra reported 2,701 cases out of which about 42% of its cases are reported from Mumbai with 1765 cases. While Kerala has reported 2271 fresh covid cases in the last 24 hours. And Delhi recorded 564 new Covid cases, the highest since May 15 – and one more fatality on Wednesday, while the positivity rate rose to 2.84 %. Tamil Nadu logged 195 new infections, and Telangana saw 116 fresh cases whereas Gujarat reported 111 new cases in the last 24 hours. As per data shared by news agency PTI, J&K saw 11 new infections on Tuesday, Madhya Pradesh saw 39 new cases, and 9 infections were reported in Chhattisgarh, reported Hindustan Times

According to the health ministry data, in the last 24 hours eight deaths have been reported, taking the total fatalities to 5,24,723. The recovery rate remains stable at 98.72% with over 3,500 people recovering in the last 24 hours, according to Hindustan Times.
15.4 lakh vaccine doses were administered under the National Vaccination Drive in the last 24 hours. Of these, nearly 4 lakh were booster doses. Also over 3 lakh children between the ages of 12 to 14 also were also administered the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in the last 24 hours.

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