Kerala logged 6,293 new cases on Tuesday, back above the 6,000 mark after a day’s gap. In the rest of the country put together, 6,445 fresh cases were recorded, with data from Chandigarh yet to be received till late on Tuesday.
A total of 12,673 cases were recorded on the day, up from Monday’s seven-month-low of 9,110. In the weekly cycle, however, Tuesday’s case count was a decline of over 1,100 as on the same day last week (January 19) the country had reported 13,821 fresh cases.
There were 135 deaths from the pandemic on Tuesday (without Chandigarh data), a rise from the previous day’s count of 117. As compared to last week’s numbers, deaths continued to show a decline.
Maharashtra reported 2,405 cases, the second highest in the country. With 47 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, the state again led the country in fatalities, followed by Kerala (19 deaths), Chhattisgarh (14) and Punjab (11).
Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh reported 172 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, with the recovery rate touching 99% in eight districts of the state. Odisha registered less than 100 daily cases for the first time in seven months as 99 new infections were detected on Tuesday.