Amid festive season, Covid-19 cases and deaths in India saw a spike once again as the nation added 18,987 cases and 246 deaths in the last 24 hours. Yesterday, India had logged 15,823 coronavirus infections. Of the 18,987 cases, Kerala recorded 11,079 new cases, Tamil Nadu 1,280 cases, and Maharashtra reported 2,219 Covid cases.
At present, India has nine states with more than 5,000 active cases – Andhra Pradesh (6,615), Karnataka (9,650), Kerala (98,223), Maharashtra (33,151), Mizoram (14,036), Tamil Nadu (15,650), and West Bengal (7,657). Earlier, the active cases have declined to 2,06,586 comprising 0.61% of the total infections while the national Covid recovery rate was recorded at 98.07%, the ministry said.
A decrease of 1,067 cases has been recorded in the active Covid caseload in a span of 24 hours. Over 96 crore Covid vaccine doses have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said that the country will produce over 28 crore doses this month. Of the 28 crore doses, nearly 22 crore will be Covishield and six crore will be Covaxin.