India reports 86,498 new COVID-19 infections, recovery rate at 94.29 pc

New Delhi : India reported 86,498 Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, the lowest fall of daily cases in 66 days, according to an official statement.

The tally is also less than one lakh Covid infections after 63 days.

The country’s recovery rate improved to 94.29 per cent while recoveries outnumbered the daily cases for the 26th day in a row.

In the past day, the country saw 2,115 deaths–a low since April 22–taking the total fatalities to 351,309.

Confirmed infections in India rose to 28,996,949, the lowest since April 2, the statement said.

Now the tally leads with Tamil Nadu with 19,448 cases reported in the past 24 hours, followed by Karnataka with 11,958 and Maharashtra with 10,219.

Kerala reported 9,313 fresh cases, Odisha has 6,118 cases and Andhra Pradesh houses 4,872 cases.

Delhi has 231 new cases and West Bengal reported 5,887 Covid-19 cases, the statement said.

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