India on Thursday reported 43,263 Covid-19 cases, and 338 deaths related to the infection in 24 hours span as per the data by the union health ministry. The cumulative Covid case count has surged to 3,31,39,981.
Of which, the active caseload stands at 3,93,614. The Covid-19 death toll has increased to 4,41,749 as per the ministry’s data.A total of 40,567 people got recovered from the disease yesterday. The active cases comprise 1.19% of the total infections, while the recovery rate was recorded at 97.48%, the ministry said.
The spike in new cases has come after Kerala and Maharashtra saw an increase in their Covid caseload on Wednesday. After recording less than 30,000 cases since last Friday, Kerala on Wednesday reported 30,196 new cases, pushing the total infections in the state to 42,83,494.
The southern state also reported 181 deaths, which took the total fatalities till now to 22,001. The Test Positivity Rate (TPR), which was witnessing a gradual decline and had dipped below 16%, rose to 17.63% on Wednesday after testing 1,71,295 samples in the last 24 hours.
On the other hand, Maharashtra saw an increase of 276 Covid cases in a day. The state on Wednesday saw 4,174 new cases of coronavirus, on Tuesday the state had reported 3,898 cases.