New Delhi: India recorded 7,533 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, raising the tally to 4.49 crore. Nearly 44 people succumbed to the virus, taking the death toll to 5,31,468 , the Union Health Ministry stated on Friday (April 28). The active cases in the country decreased to 53,852 and now comprise 0.12 per cent of the total infections, according to the Union Health Ministry.
Here are the states that have reported the highest numbers in the country:
Delhi continues to record the maximum number of new coronavirus infections, with 865 infections in the last 24 hours. The national capital recorded seven fatalities for the second consecutive day, with a positivity rate of 16.90 per cent. With the fresh cases and fatalities, the national capital’s caseload climbed to 20,37,061 and the death toll rose to 26,620. The previous day, the city had recorded 689 infections and three fatalities, with a positivity rate of 29.42 per cent.
Rajasthan logged 383 fresh COVID-19 cases and two more deaths in the last 24 hours, the state health department said. With this, the state’s case tally increased to 13,24,116, and the death toll climbed to 9,700.
Among the districts, Jaipur recorded 98 fresh cases, Udaipur with 51, 25 each from Bharatpur and Chittorgarh, 20 from Jodhpur, 18 each from Ajmer and Sirohi, and 15 each from Alwar and Pali.
Maharashtra recorded 165 new coronavirus infections, including 90 in Mumbai alone, in the last 24 hours, the state health department said. The coronavirus caseload in the state rose to 78,77,429 and the death toll reached 147,840.
Tamil Nadu logged 382 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, a slight dip from the previous day’s 421. The number of active cases also fell to 3,312. Except for Karur, Perambalur, and Tirupathur districts, all other districts include Chennai, Coimbatore, Salem, Chengalpet, Tirupur, and Kanyakumari. The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.69 per cent, according to the data shared on the ministry’s website.
The number of people who have recovered from the disease surged to 4,43,47,024, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.18 per cent.
India has so far recorded a total of 4.49 crore COVID cases. According to the union health ministry, a total of 220.66 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive.
(With inputs from ANI and PTI)
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