India reported 18,930 new cases of COVID-19 and 35 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) informed on Thursday morning.
The new cases of coronavirus reported today are 17.14% higher than the 16,159 infections logged on Wednesday. The fresh cases reported today have pushed the country’s COVID-19 tally to 4,35,66,739 (4 crores 35 lakh 66 thousand 7 hundred and 39).
The daily COVID-19 positivity rate has jumped to 4.32% today, up from 3.56% on Wednesday. The weekly positivity rate was at 3.86%.
Active COVID-19 cases in India
India currently has 1,19,457 (1 lakh 19 thousand 4 hundred and 57) active cases of COVID-19. There has been a remarkable 4,245 cases increase in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The country’s active cases comprise 0.27% of the total infections.
COVID-19 deaths in India
COVID-19-related casualties in the country have increased to 5,25,305 (5 lakh 25 thousand 3 hundred and 5) after the death of 35 patients in the last 24 hours.
COVID-19: States reporting the highest number of fresh cases
Maharashtra continues to see a spike in daily COVID-19 cases. The state recorded 3,142 fresh cases and seven fatalities in the last 24 hours. Mumbai alone reported 695 cases.
Maharashtra also reported 19 cases of Omicron’s sub-variants.
Tamil Nadu added 2,743 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. With 1,062, Chennai reported the majority of new cases in the state. Chengalpet reported 403, Coimbatore 127, and Vellore 113 while the remaining cases were spread across other districts.
West Bengal reported 2,352 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths in the last 24 hours, while Delhi logged 600 COVID-19 cases and one fatality.