New Delhi:India on Wednesday reported 81,466 new cases of COVID-19 during the past 24 hours, pushing the country caseload to 1,23,03,131, while the death toll mounted to 1,63,396 with 469 more fatalities.
According to the Union Health Ministry, the active cases rose by 30,641 to stand at 6,14,696. It is now exactly 5.0 per cent of the total caseload.
The past 24 hours saw 50,356 people recovering from the deadly virus, taking the total recovery count to 1,15,25,039, which is 93.68 per cent of the case tally. The fatality rate stood at 1.33 per cent.
Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that a total of 24,59,12,587 samples have been tested so far for coronavirus. Out of this, 11,13,966 were tested in the past one day.
On the vaccination front, as many as 6,87,89,138 vaccine doses have been administered so far.
More than half of the active cases are from Maharashtra
Meanwhile, during the past 24 hours total of 43,183 fresh cases of COVID-19 were registered across the Maharashtra state, bringing the total number of infections in the state to 28,56,183.
The state also registered 249 more deaths, taking the death toll to 54,898.
Meanwhile, a total of 32,641 patients recovered and were discharged, taking the total number of recoveries to 24,33,368 across the state.The state's recovery rate currently stands at 85.2 per cent and the fatality rate is 1.92 per cent.
At present there are 3,66,533 active patients across the state undergoing treatment at different COVID-19 centres and hospitals, they added.
Eight districts of Maharashtra's Marathwada region reported the highest 93 deaths and 4,834 positive cases in a single-day due to COVID-19, health authorities here told media on Friday.
The region worst affected due to the pandemic since last over one month .
Details from all the district headquarters collected by UNI show that out of the eight districts of the region, Aurangabad was the worst affected, which recorded the highest number of positive cases ie 1,481 cases and 34 deaths, followed by Nanded with 995 new cases and 26 deaths,Parbhani had 400 cases and 11 deaths, Jalna registered 473 new cases and 7 deaths, Beed had 393 cases and 6 deaths, Osmanabad had 283 cases and 4 deaths, Hingoli had 102 cases and 4 deaths and Latur 707 cases and single death. (UNI)