Coronavirus LIVE Updates: India added over 86,000 coronavirus infections to its overall case count in 24 hours, health ministry data showed on Friday, as the tally crossed 58 lakh. The death toll has increased to 92,290 as 1,141 more patients succumbed to the virus in the last one day. The number of active cases have also increased for the first time in six days, to rise to 9.7 lakh.
The number of containment zones in Delhi have surged past 2,000, even as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said Delhi has gone past the peak of its second wave of COVID-19 infection. The CM said the recent surge in COVID-19 cases was due to the massive scaling up of testing from 20,000 tests per day previously to 60,000 tests every day at present
Kerala, which was once feted for its effective containment measures, has been amongst the big trouble spots in the last few weeks. The state reported 6,324 new cases - the highest daily cases in the state so far – on Thursday. A day earlier, it had reported 5,376 cases, crossing the 5,000-mark for the first time. The state now has more than 1.54 lakh confirmed cases, of which nearly 46,000 are active.
The country as a whole, however, and the five states with maximum caseloads, have been reporting a decline in the number of active coronavirus cases in the last few days.
India’s COVID-19 caseload raced past 57 lakh, while over 46 lakh people have recovered from the disease pushing the national recovery rate to 81.55 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.
The total coronavirus cases mounted to 57,32,518 with 86,508 people testing positive in a day while the death toll climbed to 91,149 with 1,129 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed. The total recoveries surged to 46,74,987 in the country so far. The COVID-19 case fatality rate due to the coronavirus infection was recorded at 1.59 per cent.