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India reports 58,077 COVID infections, 657 deaths in last 24 hours

A health care employee donned COVID kit stands outside hospital in Kashmir. [FPK Photo/Zainab.]

New Delhi: In the last 24 hours, India reported 58,077 COVID infections, 13.4 per cent lower than yesterday, according to data shared by the Health Ministry of India. This brings the country’s cumulative caseload to 4,25,36,137.

Among all the states, Kerala reported the highest COVID cases at 18,420, followed by Maharashtra with 6,248 cases, Karnataka with 5,019 cases, Tamil Nadu with 3,592 cases and Rajasthan with 3,491 cases.

These five states accounted for 63.31 per cent of the daily new cases reported on Friday, with Kerala alone responsible for 31.72 per cent of the new cases.

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