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India logs 17,336 Covid-19 cases in a single day, highest in over 100 days, with 13 fatalities

The ministry said the Covid-19 daily positivity rate in India was recorded at 4.32 percent, while the weekly positivity rate stood at 3.07 percent.
10:33 AM Jun 24, 2022 IST | APN Live
india logs 17 336 covid 19 cases in a single day  highest in over 100 days  with 13 fatalities
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India reported 17,336 Covid-19 cases and 13 deaths in the last 24 hours. According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Affairs, the country recorded the highest single-day cases in over 100 days. The ministry said the daily positivity rate in India was recorded at 4.32 percent, while the weekly positivity rate stood at 3.07 percent.

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India witnessed a rise of 4,294 cases in the span of 24 hours, taking the total number of active cases to 88,284. Active cases make up 0.20 percent of all infections. The Health Ministry reported that the nationwide Covid-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.59 percent. The total number of infections in the country has risen to 4,33,62,294.

The number of people who recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours was recorded at 13,029, taking the total recoveries to 4,27,49,056. India saw a 30 percent jump in Covid-19 cases from the previous day.

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Maharashtra reported 60 percent of all infections. The state logged 5,218 new cases, which is the highest single-day spike in cases since February 11. Delhi reported 1,934 cases, the highest since February 4.

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Along with Maharashtra, the other top 4 states that reported the highest number of cases today include Kerala (3,890), followed by Delhi (1,934), Tamil Nadu (1,063), and Haryana (872).

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya yesterday issued instructions for officials to continue emphasizing surveillance and whole-genome sequencing to seek for any potential mutations in light of the increased number of cases.

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