India on Thursday reported 5,335 fresh infections in the last 24 hours according to the official website of the union health ministry. The figure indicates 900 (20% increase) more Covid-19 cases than the previous day. The number of infections have crossed 5,000 for the first time since September last year. Six people have lost their lives due to Covid-19 in last 24 hours. While 2826 people have been recovered from the infection.
The number of active cases stood at 25,587, comprising 0.05 per cent of the total infections.
Kerala, with 8229 cases, is the state with highest active cases of Covid-19. Maharashtra follows it with 3874 patients under treatment.
On Wednesday, India reported a whooping 46% spike in Covid-19 cases with 4,435 fresh infections reported. It was the highest single-day rise in nearly six months, the ministry said.
The number of people who have recovered from the disease is 44,182,538, accounting for 98.76% of the overall tally. There have been 530,929 (1.19%) pandemic-related deaths so far.
Over than 2.2 billion doses of Covid vaccines have been administered so far, of which 1,993 were given in the past 24 hours.
Delhi recorded 509 fresh infections in last 24 hours in comparison to Tuesday’s 521 cases. According to the data released by the Delhi health department, the positivity rate currently stands at 26.54 percent with 1,795 active cases.