COVID: India reports 2.85 lakh new cases, 665 deaths

India reported 2.85 lakh (2,85,914) new COVID-19 cases and 665 deaths in the 24 hours, according to data by health ministry.

The country has 22.23 lakh active cases, 5.55 per cent of its caseload.

The daily positivity rate is 16.16 per cent, while the recovery rate is 93.23 per cent.

Kerala on Tuesday reported 55,475 new coronavirus infections with a test positivity rate of 49.9 per cent. This is the first time that the TPR is almost at 50 per cent, meaning one of the two persons tested for COVID-19 in Kerala is diagnosed with the infection.

Maharashtra reported 33,914 cases on Tuesday and 86 deaths, the highest single day toll in the state since October 6, 2021.

Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the COVID restrictions imposed across the national capital will be eased soon so that people’s livelihood and economic activities can return to normalcy.