India reported 2,59,170 new Covid19 cases and 1,761 more deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday.

The Union health ministry said 10 states including Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Rajasthan reported 77.67% of the new cases.

Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 58,924.

It is followed by Uttar Pradesh with 28,211 while Delhi reported 23,686 new cases.

India’s total active caseload has reached 20,31,977.

It now comprises 13.26% of the country’s total positive cases.

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A net incline of 1,02,648 cases recorded from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours.

The five states of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala cumulatively account for 62.07% of India’s total active cases, the ministry said.

The daily positivity rate (7 day moving average) continues to show an upward trend, currently stands at 15.99%.

India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1,31,08,582 on Tuesday.

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The National Recovery Rate is 85.56%.

A total of 1,54,761 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours, the health ministry stated.

The National Mortality Rate has been falling and currently stands at 1.18%.

Ten states account for 82.74% of the new deaths, the ministry said adding that Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (351), followed by Delhi with 240 daily deaths.

Nine states/UTs have not reported any COVID19 deaths in the last 24 hours.

These states are Ladakh (UT), D&D & D&N, Tripura, Sikkim, Mizoram, Lakshadweep, Nagaland, A&N Islands and Arunachal Pradesh.

Meanwhile, the cumulative number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 12.71 crore on Tuesday as part of the world’s largest vaccination drive, the health ministry claimed.

Cumulatively, 12,71,29,113 vaccine doses (10,96,59,181 1st doses and 1,74,69,932 2nd doses) have been administered through 18,83,241 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am on Tuesday, it added.

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