New Delhi: After recording a dip in single day Covid infection from past 6 days high, India’s active coronavirus cases once again registered a rise with 42,625 fresh Covid cases, nearly 40% higher than yesterday’s figures, even as the government warned that the pandemic is “still raging” in the country. Meanwhile, 562 fatalities recorded in the last 24 hours pushed the cumulative death count to 4,25, 757.
The highest single-day rise of cases in the country, was recorded by Kerala with 23,676 people tested positive for the virus on Tuesday in the state. The fresh cases pushed the tally of infections to over 34.49 lakh and 148 deaths took the death count to 17,103.
It is to be mentioned that eight states have shown a rise in the R-factor, the government said on Tuesday, calling it a “significant problem”.While, 44 districts have reported a high case positivity and eighteen districts showed an increasing trend in cases in the last four weeks, according to the government.