India Records 3,377 Fresh Cases Highest Since March

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  • Total active cases of COVID in India have risen to 17,801 today.
  • The total death toll in the country is now at 5,23,753.
  • India saw a total of 2,496 discharges in last 24 hours.

New Delhi: India on Friday reported 3,377 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the highest tally since mid-March. The country also reported 60 covid-19 related deaths, the ministry of health affairs said. The 60 new fatalities include 42 from Karnataka, 14 from Kerala, and two each from Delhi and Maharashtra. The overall death count across the country stands at nearly 5.24 lakhs, with Maharashtra reporting nearly 1.50 lakh deaths.

The active cases increased by 821 while 2,496 people recovered from the contagious virus. The total number of infections now stands at 4,30,72,176. The active cases comprise 0.04 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.74 per cent, the ministry said. The health ministry bulletin pegged the daily positivity rate at 0.71 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 0.63 per cent.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,25,30,622, while the case fatality rate was 1.22 per cent. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 83,69,45,383 samples have been tested up to April 28th for COVID-19. Of these 4,73,635 samples were tested on Thursday.

Additionally, Delhi’s fresh COVID-19 cases rose by nearly nine per cent in last 24 hours as the city recorded 1,490 infections on Thursday and two deaths while the positivity rate stood at 4.62 per cent, according to data shared by the health department.

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