India’s 24-hour Covid toll has risen to 437, with Kerala leading the way with 370 deaths.

India’s 24-hour According to the Union health ministry’s update at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, India’s daily Covid-19 toll had risen significantly after 437 fatalities were recorded in the previous 24 hours. The total number of deaths now stands at 466,584.

In the last 24 hours, the country added 9,283 new cases and recovered 10,949, bringing the total number of cases and recoveries to 34,535,763 and 33,957,698, respectively. According to the Union health ministry, active cases have dropped to 111,481, their lowest level in 537 days.

Kerala was responsible for 370 deaths in India’s death toll on Wednesday. According to the state health department’s bulletin, 57 of the 370 deaths occurred in the last few days, with the remaining 313 being classified as virus deaths following appeals based on new Centre guidelines and Supreme Court orders.

Kerala recorded nearly 5,000 cases and 5,978 recoveries on Tuesday. In the southern state, the total number of cases has risen to 5,097,845 with 38,045 deaths, 52,710 active cases, and 5,018,279 recoveries.

Kerala also added a backlog of Covid-19 deaths last month (on October 27), bringing India’s 24-hour fatality count to 585.

Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Wednesday that over 634 million samples have been tested for Covid-19 in the country so far, with 1,157,697 samples tested in the last 24 hours. India has increased its pace in testing for this virus as well as getting people vaccinated against this dangerous virus.

The Union health ministry announced on Wednesday that cumulative vaccination coverage has surpassed 1.18 billion, with 7,658,203 doses administered to eligible beneficiaries in the last 24 hours. A total of 413,430,633 people have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, while the remaining 770,992,940 people have only received the first dose.

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