Active COVID-19 cases dip for second day

New Delhi, May 12 (PTI): India’s total COVID-19 active cases dipped to 37,04,099 with a net decline of 11,122 cases in a span of 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday.
This is the second consecutive day that active cases have dipped, the ministry said.
The active caseload now comprises 15.87 per cent of the country’s total infections,
Karnataka, Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Haryana, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh cumulatively account for 82.51 per cent of India’s total active cases, the ministry said. India’s cumulative recoveries have surged to 1,93,82,642 with 3,55,338 people recuperating in a span of 24 hours.
New recoveries have outshone new daily cases for the second consecutive day, the ministry said.
It also said that Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Delhi and Haryana reported 71.22 per cent of the 3,48,421 new cases reported in a day. Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 40,956. It is followed by Karnataka with 39,510 while Kerala reported 37,290 new case
The National Mortality Rate currently stands at 1.09 per cent, the ministry said. A total of 4,205 deaths were reported in a span of 24 hours.
Ten states account for 73.17 per cent of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (793). Karnataka follows with 480 daily deaths.


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