India logs 37.5K fresh nCoV cases, 648 fatalities

New Delhi : India reported a big rise in single-day coronavirus cases on Wednesday as the country recorded 37,593 new cases and 648 deaths during the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry.

New cases went up by 32 per cent (12,126) while the deaths were reported 54 per cent (294) more from yesterday (Tuesday). The country had reported 25,467 cases and 354 deaths a day ago.

The prime reason behind the substantial rise in the single day tally is a spike of cases reported in Kerala which has accounted for more than 60 per cent of the national tally. Of the freshly reported cases, 24,296 were recorded in the southern state alone.

The new cases have pushed the cumulative case tally to 32,512,365 whereas the death toll has climbed to 4,35,758, it added. The active caseload stands at 3,22,327 after reporting a rise of 2776 cases in the last 24 hours. “The active cases account for less than 1% of total cases, currently at 0.99 per cent,” the ministry said.

Meanwhile, 34,169 more people recovered from the contagious virus in the last 24 hours making the recovery registry climb to 3,17,54,281. The recovery rate has been increased to 97.68 per cent.

The Union Ministry’s data stated that the weekly positivity rate (1.92 per cent) has been under 3 per cent for two months now. Meanwhile, the daily positivity rate (2.1 per cent) was less than 3 per cent for the last 30 days, it added.

Cumulatively, a total of 51,11,84,547 samples were tested up to August 24 for Covid19. Of these, 17,92,755 samples were tested on Tuesday, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Till now, 59,55,04,593 people have been administered COVID-19 vaccines, with 61,90,930 being inoculated against the virus in the past 24 hours.