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Coronavirus India Live Updates: Country records 41,195 cases, 490 deaths in last 24 hours; Kerala top contributor

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The Covid-19 tally of India rose to 3,20,77,706 after 41,195 people were found to have tested positive in the last 24 hours ending at 8 am on Thursday. The number was a significant risen from yesterday’s 38,353 cases. The daily death toll also saw a rise as 490 people succumbed to Covid-19, data released by the Union Health Ministry showed.

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Kerala continues to be the top contributor recording 23,500 cases, followed by Maharashtra which saw 5,560 people testing positive.

The death toll has now reached 4,29,669.

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The number of active cases has dipped to 3,87,987 and now consists only 1.21% per cent of the total caseload. As many as 3,12,60,050 people have recovered from the disease as of Thursday.

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Meanwhile, the Centre has said that while Covid-19 cases are “stabilising” across the country, the reproduction number (or R value) being greater than 1, specifically from newer states, including Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, is a “significant reason to be concerned”.

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