India reports over 3.8 lakh COVID-19 cases in one day
With 386,452 new cases recorded on Friday, India's total Covid-19 tally now stands at 1,87,62,976, the highest since the pandemic started in 2019.
As per the recently updated data of the Union Health Ministry, India has reported a daily rise of over 3.86 lakh new Covid-19 cases. Additionally, India continues to post over 3,000 deaths for the third consecutive day, amid the raging second wave of coronavirus.
With 386,452 new cases recorded on Friday, India's total COVID-19 tally now stands at 1,87,62,976, the highest since the pandemic started in 2019.
Meanwhile, the active cases have increased to 31,70,228, covering 16.90 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate has further dropped to 81.99 per cent.
The mortality rate jumped to 3,498 over the last 24 hours. The total death toll now stands at 2,08,330, according to the Health Ministry data.
The number of people who have recovered from the disease rose to 1, 53,84,418. The case fatality rate stands at 1.11 per cent, the data stated.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 28,63,92,086 samples have been tested, up to April 29, with 19,20,107 samples being tested on Thursday.
A total of 2,08,330 deaths have been reported in the country to date, including 67,985 from Maharashtra, 15,772 from Delhi, 15,306 from Karnataka, 13,933 from Tamil Nadu, 12,238 from Uttar Pradesh, 11,248 from West Bengal, 8,909 from Punjab and 8,312 from Chattisgarh.
The Health Ministry accentuated that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.
"Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research," the Ministry stated on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.
(Edited by Ridhika Joshi)
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