India reported 2,86,384 new Covid-19 cases and 573 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry bulletin on Thursday morning. The country's positivity rate shot up from 16.16 per cent to 19.59 per cent.
The weekly positivity rate, on the other hand, was recorded at 17.75 per cent.
The cumulative total infections in the country reached 40.37 million, as per the health bulletin today.
Among the states, Kerala recorded a massive spike in new cases. The southern state registered 49,771 infections in a span of 24 hours, as per the latest available data. Karnataka followed close with 48,905 new cases, while Maharashtra dropped to the third spot with 35,756 new cases.
The national capital recorded 7,436 fresh infections, as per the health bulletin on Wednesday evening. Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh continued to record more than 10,000 cases.
There were a total of 3,06,357 recoveries since yesterday, taking the recovery rate to 93.33 per cent. More than 37.6 million people have recovered from the disease so far.
As many as 14,62,261 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours and 22,35,267 people took their vaccine dose. This includes a total of 2,65,238 booster doses and 1,79,381 jabs in the 15-18 age group, the health ministry data showed.
Source: Hindustan Times