India recorded 50,356 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours and 577 deaths linked to COVID-19, government data released this morning shows.
There are now a total of 84,62,080 Covid cases in India where 1,25,562 people have lost their lives to the coronavirus disease since January 30, when the country reported its first COVID-19 case.
With 53,920 people having fought off the highly contagious disease there were 5,16,632 active coronavirus cases, data shows. The total number of recoveries has surged past the 78 lakh mark, pushing the recovery rate to 92.4 per cent. ‘
The death rate has hovered around the 1.5 per cent mark since the mid-September surge, but the daily deaths have reduced from 1,100 a day to about 500 a day.
According to the Health Ministry, the daily number of recoveries has remained higher than new active cases for many weeks. However, this gap seems to be closing in now as the daily positivity rate rises.
Based on the almost 11 lakh tests conducted in the last 24 hours, the country’s one-day positivity rate rose marginally to 4.6 per cent. Almost 12 crore total tests have been conducted in India till now.