Coronavirus India News Latest highlights: Kerala recorded 17,681 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday. 208 new Covid-19 fatalities were also reported in the state. With this, the total caseload increased to 44,24,046 and fatalities to 22,987. The number of people who recovered from the infection since Tuesday was 25,588 which brought the total recoveries to 42,09,746 and the number of active cases to 1,90,750, a state government release said.
While the release said that 97,070 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, it did not state what the Test Positivity Rate was. However, the TPR was calculated to be 18.21 per cent.
India recorded 27,176 new Covid-19 cases and 284 deaths in the last 24 hours. The active cases have come down to 3.51 lakh. Less than 50,000 daily cases have been reported for 80 consecutive days now.
Meanwhile, the WHO said there were about 4 million coronavirus cases reported globally last week, marking the first major drop in new infections in more than two months. In recent weeks, there have been about 4.4 million new Covid-19 cases, PTI reported. In its weekly update released on Tuesday, the UN health agency said every region in the world saw a drop in Covid-19 cases compared to the previous week. Although the worldwide number of deaths decreased to about 62,000, with the sharpest decline in Southeast Asia, there was a 7 per cent increase in deaths in Africa, it added.