India’s daily coronavirus cases dropped below 40,000 for the first time in the past three months as the country registered 37,500 Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry. This is the lowest single day spike since March 17 and less then 40,000 daily cases after 102 days. With the fresh spike in the daily Coid-19 cases, the coronavirus caseload in India has climbed to 3,03,16,897.
In other news, scientists are keeping a close watch on the Delta Plus variant — a mutated version of the Delta variant. Lab test results to check its transmissibility and vaccine effectiveness are underway. India also saw 56,994 recoveries in the past 24 hours, pushing the recovery rate in India to 96.87 per cent, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday. India also saw 907 deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll in the country to 3,97,637. The top five states that have registered maximum Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours are Kerala with 8,063 cases, followed by Maharashtra with 6,727 cases, Tamil Nadu with 4,804 cases, Odisha with 3,319 cases and Assam with 2,689 cases. About 68.16 per cent of the new cases are reported from these five states, with Kerala alone contributing about 21.46 per cent to the new coronavirus cases.
The maximum number of fatalities has been reported in Maharashtra (287), followed by Kerala with 110 daily deaths. India’s recovery rate now stands at 96.87 per cent. A total of 56,994 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, which brings the total recoveries to 2,93,66,601 across the country.