India’s daily Covid numbers jumped by 12 per cent today as the country reported 47,092 new infections, the biggest single-day rise in two months. About 509 deaths were recorded during the past 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry
Kerala contributed 32,803 cases or nearly 70 per cent of new cases and a third of deaths. The total number of those affected in the state by the viral infection now stands at 40,90,036. The test positivity rate was reported at 18.76 and with 173 deaths, the number of fatalities increased to 20,961, a state government release said
With over 85 per cent Covid patients in the southern state isolated at home, the Health Ministry has stressed on a “smart and strategic lockdown” to curb the daily surge, sources told NDTV. Kerala has not been following the Centre’s advice while reporting the highest daily cases in the country, officials insisted, adding that neighbouring states are feeling the impact.