NEW DELHI: India reported less than 20,000 fresh cases of Covid-19 for the fifth straight day on Tuesday, with Kerala’s share falling to less than half of all cases in the country after many weeks.
India recorded 16,009 new cases (with data from Sikkim not available), up from 13,181 on the previous day but showing a continuing decline on the seven-day scale. The country had reported over 19,000 infections last Tuesday.
The daily tally of cases has stayed below 20,000 since last Friday as the declining trend in the major states of Kerala and Maharashtra
continues. With Kerala reporting 7,823 fresh cases on Monday, its share in the national tally fell to 49% after consistently staying above the 50% mark since the third week of August. Active cases in the state fell below 1 lakh on Tuesday, more than five months after having crossed that mark. Maharashtra logged 2,069 new cases on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the daily toll rose to 228 on Tuesday.
Kerala recorded 106 deaths, followed by Maharashtra with 43, Tamil Nadu
with 18, Andhra Pradesh with 12 and Karnataka