According to Ministry of Health data, there were 24,882 new cases of COVID-19 in India in the past 24 hours. This is the highest daily increase in the last 83 days. The number of new infections is nearly seven percent higher than it was on Friday when 23,285 cases were reported in the country. According to government data today, 1,13,33,728 cases have been reported in India since the outbreak a year ago.
Within 24 hours, there were 140 deaths due to the virus in India. This brings the total number to 1,58,446.
The active case in the country was 2,02,022, accounting for 1.74 percent of the total infections. The recovery rate fell to 96.82 percent.
On Friday, the government said Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu were responsible for 85.6 percent of the new cases. “The total percentage of five states out of the total active cases in the country is 82.96. Two states – Maharashtra and Kerala – account for 71.69 percent of the total active cases in India,” the Ministry of Health said.
The situation in Maharashtra, which consistently reported the highest number of cases in the country in the past year, has been checking several areas for partial lockdown or night curfews for some time.
On Friday, 15,817 new cases were reported in the western state. As of Friday, there were 1,10,485 active cases in Maharashtra, an increase of 4,000 since Thursday.