India recorded 20,279 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, 5.3 per cent lower than yesterday. The total number of cases now stands at 4,38,88,755, according to the Union Health Ministry data.
The death toll climbed to 5,26,033 with 36 new fatalities reported in the country during the same duration.
As per the data, the country’s active caseload stood at 1,52,200. In the last 24 hours, active cases increased by 2,100.
The top five states which registered maximum cases are Maharashtra with 2,336 cases, followed by Kerala with 2,252 cases, Tamil Nadu with 2,014 cases, West Bengal with 1,844 cases and Karnataka with 1,456 cases.
These five states account for 48.83 per cent of new cases, with Maharashtra alone accounting for 11.52 per cent of new cases.