India records 50,848 new Covid-19 cases, 1,358 deaths
New Delhi, June 23: India added 50,848 fresh COVID-19 cases and 1,358 ideaths in the last 24 hours, according to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday.
The total tally mounted to 3,00,28,709 with 50,848 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 3,90,660 with 1,358 fresh fatalities, the data showed.
Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka continues to be the top five states contributing to the active caseload in the country.
Nearly, 70.52 per cent of the new cases are reported from these five states, with Kerala alone responsible for 24.81 per cent of the new cases.
"Active caseload down to 6,43,194; lowest in 82 days. The recovery rate rises to 96.56%. The daily positivity rate is at 2.67%," the ministry said.
A net decline of 19,327 cases has been recorded in the COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
As many as 19,01,056 tests were conducted on Tuesday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 39,59,73,198.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.67 per cent . It has been less than five per cent for 16 consecutive days, the ministry said, adding the weekly positivity rate has declined to 3.12 per cent.
Recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for the 41st consecutive day. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,89,94,855, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.30 per cent, the data stated.
India's Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore on May 4.
India's COVID-19 caseload in past 7 days: