India records 12,781 fresh Covid cases in last 24 hours; Maharashtra, Kerala worst-hittext_fields
New Delhi: India on Monday recorded 12,781 fresh COVID-19 cases that pushed its infection tally to 43,309,473 while the number of active cases increased to 76,700, according to Union health ministry data.
Meanwhile, the daily positivity rate went past 4 percent after 130 days, according to Union health ministry data.
The top five states that have registered maximum cases are Maharashtra (4,004 cases), followed by Kerala (3,376), Delhi (1,530), Tamil Nadu (692) and Karnataka (623).
The death count climbed to 5,24,873 with 18 new fatalities.
The 18 new fatalities include 11 from Kerala, three from Delhi, and one each from Karnataka, Maharashtra, Punjab, and West Bengal.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 4.32 percent and the weekly positivity rate at 2.62 percent, the ministry said.
The active cases comprise 0.18 percent of the total infections. The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.61 percent, it said.
An increase of 4,226 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,27,07,900, while the case fatality rate stood at 1.21 percent, the ministry said.
So far, 196.18 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the country under the nationwide inoculation drive.
India's COVID-19 tally crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20, and surpassed the 1-crore mark on December 19.
India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crores on May 4, 3 crores on June 23, and 4 crores on January 25 this year.