India has registered 2,95,041 new Covid19 positive cases in the last 24 hours, taking the country’s active caseload to 21,57,538, the Union health ministry said on Wednesday.

In the last 24 hours, India reported a total of 2,023 deaths, the health ministry said.

Ten states including Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Rajasthan report 76.32% of the new cases, the ministry said.

Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 62,097.

It is followed by Uttar Pradesh with 29,574 while Delhi reported 28,395 new Covid19 cases.

“India’s total active caseload has reached 21,57,538. It now comprises 13.82% of the country’s total positive cases,” the health ministry said.

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A net incline of 1,25,561 cases recorded from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours.

The five states of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala cumulatively accounted for 60.86% of India’s total active cases.

India’s cumulative recoveries stood at 1,32,76,039 on Wednesday.

The National Recovery Rate is 85.01%.

A total of 1,67,457 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours.

The National Mortality Rate has been falling and currently stands at 1.17% while 2,023 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

Ten states account for 82.6% of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (519). Delhi follows with 277 daily deaths.

Nine states/UTs have not reported any COVID19 deaths in the last 24 hours. These are D&D & D&N, Meghalaya, Tripura, Sikkim, Mizoram, Lakshadweep, Nagaland, A&N Islands and Arunachal Pradesh.

Meanwhile, the cumulative number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 13 crore on Wednesday as part of the world’s largest vaccination drive.

Cumulatively, 13,01,19,310 vaccine doses have been administered through 19,01,413 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am on Wednesday, the health ministry said.

Eight states account for 59.25% of the total doses given so far in the country.

Over 29 lakh vaccination doses were administered in the last 24 hours, the ministry added.

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