India’s COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,03,74,932 with 18,088 infections being reported on Thursday, according to the Union Health Ministry data.
The death toll increased to 1, 50,114 with 264 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours.
The total number of people who have tested positive for the new United Kingdom strain in the country now stands at 73.
Meanwhile, the number of recoveries has crossed the 1-crore mark. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 99,97,27. Now the national recovery rate of India stands at 96.36 percent while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.45 percent.
The COVI-19 active caseload remained below 3 lakh for the 16th consecutive day.
Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala remained the worst-hit, reporting the bulk of the fresh cases as well as deaths. Maharashtra recorded 4,382 new cases and 66 deaths – by far the most among all states.