India Logs Over 3,000 COVID Cases For Second Consecutive Day, 60 Deaths Reported

New Delhi: India on Friday reported 3,377 new coronavirus infections, 2,496 recoveries, and 60 deaths in 24 hours.

According to the Union health ministry data, India’s infection tally rose to 4,30,72,176, while the active cases have risen to 17,801.

On Thursday, India reported 3,303 new COVID infections and 39 deaths.

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The ministry data updated at 8 am showed that the total recoveries were at 4,25,30,622, while the death toll climbed to 5,23,753.

The active cases comprise 0.04 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate remained at 98.74 per cent.

The country’s daily COVID positivity rate was reported to be at 0.71 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 0.63 per cent.

188.65 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive.

Delhi Records Over 1,000 Fresh COVID Cases For Seventh Consecutive Day

Coronavirus cases in Delhi continue to rise with the capital city recording 1,490 fresh infections, up nearly nine per cent from yesterday’s tally (1,367) and two fatalities on Thursday. Meanwhile, the city also saw 1,070 recoveries in the last 24 hours. 

With this, the positivity rate in the capital now stands at 4.62 per cent. 

Currently, 124 Covid-19 positive patients are hospitalised in Delhi, while number of Covid patients being treated in home isolation is at 3,636, health department data showed.

It was the seventh consecutive day that the capital recorded over 1,000 new cases in a day. The total number of recoveries has reached 18,48,526.

Overall Covid-19 tally in the national capital rose to 18,79,948 and the death toll was 26,172, the health bulletin stated.

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Thursday said that though COVID-19 cases have increased in the capital, the situation is not serious as people are not developing severe disease and hospitalisation rate is low.

He attributed the low hospitalisation rate to vaccinations and naturally acquired immunity.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra recorded 165 fresh coronavirus cases on Thursday, a bulk of them in Mumbai, while two more patients succumbed to the infection in the state. With this, Maharashtra’s Covid-19 tally rose to 78,77,429, while the death toll increased to 1,47,840.

Mumbai recorded 90 Coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, accounting for more than half of the daily tally, the department said in a bulletin. Of the new fatalities, one each was recorded in Sindhudurg and Buldhana. 

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