With 67,084 cases, India witnesses 6% drop in daily Covid casestext_fields
New Delhi: India logged 67,084 new coronavirus infections, taking the country's total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,24,78,060, while the active cases declined to 7,90,789, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.
The death toll climbed to 5,06,520 with 1,241 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.
The top five states which registered the maximum Covid-19 cases are Kerala with 23,253 cases, followed by Maharashtra with 7,142 cases, Karnataka with 5,339 cases, Tamil Nadu with 3,971 cases and Rajasthan with 3,728 cases.
As many as 64.75 per cent of the new cases are reported from these five states, with Kerala alone responsible for 34.66 per cent of the new cases.
The active cases comprise 1.86 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has further improved to 96.95 per cent, the ministry said.
A reduction of 1,02,039 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
India's COVID-19 tally had 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 one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23 last year.