Surprisingly, India has reported 48,786 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. India recorded 61,588 recoveries in the last 24 hours, taking the active case tally to 5.23 lakh.
Cases rising gradually
According to the reports, 1,005 deaths due to coronavirus were recorded in the country in the last 24 hours. Maximum fatalities were reported in Uttarakhand (221), followed by Kerala with 142 daily deaths.
The top five states which recorded maximum cases in the last 24 hours are Kerala with 13,658 cases, followed by Maharashtra (9,771 cases), Tamil Nadu (4,506), Andhra Pradesh (3,797) and Karnataka (3,382).
While 71.98 per cent of the new cases were reported from these five states, Kerala was alone responsible for 28 per cent of the new cases.
Meanwhile, a total of 61,588 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said. With this, the whole recoveries in India climbed to 2,94,88,918 on Thursday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired a meeting of the Union Council of Ministers and underlining that the fight against Covid-19 is not over yet, PM Modi told the ministers that vaccination should be done on a war footing.
While the meeting lasted nearly five hours, PM Modi emphasised that people have to remain vigilant to contain the spread of the virus, sources said.
He also said that everyone should help to create an atmosphere where all remain alert while strictly following COVID-19 protocols and get vaccinated so that there wouldn’t be any third wave, sources said.