Covid-19: 3,377 new cases in India in highest daily surge since mid-March
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. Kerala reported 68,966 fatalities.
The active cases increased by 821 while 2,496 people recovered from the contagious virus. The total number of infections now stand 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.
Delhi continues to report over 1,000 cases daily. On Thursday, the national capital witnessed 1,490 new infections. Two fatalities related to the contagious disease were reported, while the positivity rate soared to 4.62 per cent.
Maharashtra recorded 165 new coronavirus cases including 90 in Mumbai alone, the health department said.
India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.
(With PTI inputs)