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India logs 2,86,384 new cases in last 24 hours; positivity rate rises to nearly 20%

India reported 2,86,384 new Covid-19 cases and 573 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry bulletin on Thursday morning. The country’s positivity rate shot up from 16.16 per cent to 19.59 percent.

The week positivity rate, then again, was recorded at 17.75 percent.

India’s active cases kept up with the 2.2 million mark at 22,02,472 diseases, involving 5.46 percent of the total infections. Notably, the active count dropped 20,546 cases in the last 24 hours.

The total absolute infection in the nation arrived at 40.37 million, according to the health bulletin today.

Among the states, Kerala recorded a massive spike in new cases. The southern state registered 49,771 infections in a range of 24 hours, according to the most recent accessible information. Karnataka followed close with 48,905 new cases, while Maharashtra dropped to the third spot with 35,756 new cases.

The government recorded 7,436 new cases, according to the health announcement on Wednesday evening. Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Uttar Pradesh continued to record more than 10,000 cases.

There were a total of 3,06,357 recoveries since yesterday, taking the recovery rate to 93.33 percent. More than 37.6 million people have recovered from the disease so far.

Upwards of 14,62,261 tests were directed as of now and 22,35,267 people took their vaccine dose. This includes a total of 2,65,238 booster doses and 1,79,381 jabs in the 15-18 age group, the health ministry data showed.