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607 COVID deaths, 46,164 infections reported in 24 hours in India

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Healthcare workers inside COVID testing centre. [FPK File Photo/Zainab]

New Delhi: In the last 24 hours, India logged 46,164 COVID infections as Kerala reported a sharp surge in new cases, according to Health Ministry of India data.

Besides, India’s active cases also increased to 3,33,725 in 24 hours, comprising 1.03% of the total infection count.

India saw an increase of 11,398 cases in the active COVID caseload in 24 hours. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.58%. It has been less than 3% for the last 30 days.

The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.02%. It has been below 3% for the last 62 days, according to the ministry.

The total tally of COVID cases increased to 3,25,58,530 and the death toll climbed to 4,36,365 with 607 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.

In the past 24 hours, Kerala logged 31,445 new coronavirus cases with test positivity rate (TPR) in the state soaring to 19.03%

The number of cases registered was much higher than the 24,296 cases reported on the previous day.

As per the health bulletin, Ernakulam district reported the highest COVID cases of 4048, followed by Thrissur 3865, Kozhikode 3680, Malappuram 3502, Palakkad 2562, Kollam 2479, Kottayam 2050, Kannur 1930, Alappuzha 1874 and Thiruvananthapuram 1700, Idukki 1166, Pathanamthitta 1008, Wayanad 962 and Kasaragod 619.

During the last 24 hours, 1,65,273 samples were tested in the state. The state’s death toll has climbed to 19,972.

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