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Friday, 24 September 2021 2.51 AM IST

Kerala still has highest number of Covid patients daily in country, 37,154 new cases in last 24 hours, 724 deaths, three crore have recovered from disease

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NEW DELHI: India reported 37,154 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, informed the Union Health Ministry on Monday.


India's active caseload of COVID-19 cases is at 4,50,899. The active cases constitute 1.46 per cent of the total cases.


The country also reported 724 deaths due to COVID-19 and with that, the cumulative fatalities in the country due to viral infection reached 4,08,764.


Out of the people infected since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,00,14,713 patients have already recovered from Covid-19 and 39,649 recovered in the last 24 hours.


This constitutes an overall recovery rate of 97.22 per cent, which is showing a sustained increasing trend.


The weekly positivity rate also remained below 5 per cent and is currently at 2.32 per cent. Further, the daily positivity rate is at 2.59 per cent, less than 3 per cent for 21 consecutive days.


The testing capacity in the country has been substantially ramped up with 43.23 crore tests conducted so far.


India commenced its Covid-19 vaccination drive on January 16 this year. Till date, 37,73,52,501 vaccine doses have been administered so far including 12,35,287 in the last 24 hours, under the nationwide vaccination drive.

Kerala is still ahead in terms of Covid statistics from different states. There are 12,220 patients in the state in 24 hours. Maharashtra is behind with 8535 cases. The third is Tamil Nadu with 2775 cases.

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