Corona cases drop further, lowest in 7 months

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 1/14/2021 1:02:52 AM

NEW DELHI, Jan 12: The Coronavirus cases in India further dipped to 12,584, the lowest in the past seven months and the positivity rate based on daily cases and the tests also dropped to 1.41% ,while the actual case load stood at 2.07% of the total 104.79 lakh and the fatality rate at 1.44%, with 167 deaths in the past 24 hours. The daily new cases were 12,881 on June 18 last year.
The country's Covid recovery rate also went up to 96.49% with 101.11 lakh recovered so far, 18,385 in 24 hours, which is more than the day's cases. India's recovery rate is among the highest in the world. The death toll of the country rose to 1,51,327.
As many as 25 states and union territories, out of 35, have less than 5,000 active cases. The total number of persons found positive with the UK variant strain of Covid-19 is 96, with no addition in the last 24 hours.
Maharashtra recorded the highest 40 deaths in 24 hours, followwed by Kerala 20, West Bengal 16, Chhattisgarh 15 and Delhi 13. Maharashtra also reported maximum single day recoveries of 4286, followed by 3922 in Kerala and Chhattisgarh 1255.
Kerala reported the maximum 3,110 daily new cases, followed by Maharashtra 2,438 and Chhattisgarh 853.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, more than eight lakh 97 thousand tests were conducted during the last 24 hours. The total number of samples tested so far has reached 18 crore 26 lakh.



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