Nearly 71 per cent of the 496 new COVID-19 fatalities reported in a span of 24 hours were from eight states and union territories with Delhi recording the highest number of 89 deaths followed by Maharashtra with 88 and West Bengal with 52, the Union health ministry said on Sunday.
It said 22 states and UTs have recorded case fatality rates lower than the national average of 1.46 per cent. Maharashtra recorded the highest positive change with the addition of 1,940 cases, whereas Delhi recorded the highest negative change with a decrease of 1,603 active cases in a span of 24 hours, the ministry said.
India’s Covid-19 tally rose to over 93.92 lakh on Sunday, after the country detected 41,810 new cases in the 24 hours ending 8 am. As many as 496 new deaths took the country’s toll to 1,36,696. Of India’s 93,92,920 cases, over 4.53 infections are active, while over 88.02 lakh patients have recovered after testing positive.