India reported less than 20,000 new Covid-19 cases for the fifth 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 of the coronavirus (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 Covid-19 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 Covid cases on Monday, the state’s 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.
Meanwhile, after registering less than 200 deaths from the pandemic in the last two days, the daily nationwide toll rose to 228 on Tuesday.