India added 3.17 lakh new Covid cases today, taking the tally to 3.82 crore. As many as 491 people have died of Covid during the past 24-hour period, according to the Health Ministry. This includes 134 deaths in Kerala in the last few months, added based on pending appeals after the last Supreme Court guidelines.
Thirteen states have reported more than 10 deaths.
At the global level, India is the second worst-hit country after the US.
The active cases now comprise 5.03 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has decreased to 93.69 per cent. An increase of 93,051 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry data updated this morning.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 16.41 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 16.06 per cent. The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive has exceeded 159.67 crore, the ministry said.
With inputs from NDTV