New Delhi: Several states witnessed a surge in Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours and as a result, the positivity rate in India increased to 4.2 per cent Friday from 4.4 per cent Thursday.
More than 10 lakh tests were conducted in the past 24 hours and the total number of active infections reached 4,43,794. The number of total cases in India have now crossed the 90-lakh mark with 90,04,365 cases registered, as of Friday.
In the last 24 hours, India recorded 45,882 new cases. This was a slight increase from yesterday when 45,576 cases were recorded.
On Friday, 4,43,794 active cases were recorded, this accounts for 4.93 per cent of the total cases detected in India. Ten states and Union Territories account for 78.2 per cent of the total active cases.
Number of deaths
In the last 24 hours, 584 deaths were reported in the country. Of these, Maharashtra recorded 154 deaths, replacing Delhi’s record of the highest deaths recorded in a single day. Delhi had reported 131 deaths Thursday.
So far, 1,32,162 patients have succumbed to the coronavirus pandemic in India.
Punjab continues to record the highest case fatality rate in India at 3.2 per cent. This is followed by Maharashtra at 2.6 per cent and Sikkim at 2.1 per cent. India’s average case fatality rate stands at 1.5 per cent.
India has conducted 10,83,397 Covid-19 tests in the last 24 hours. Till date, India has tested 12,95,91,786 samples.
The positivity rate decreased to 4.2 per cent Friday from 4.4 per cent Thursday.
The test positivity rate, which is calculated since the beginning of the pandemic, dropped below the 7 per cent-mark to 6.9 per cent.
In the last 24 hours, India has registered 44,807 new recoveries taking the total recoveries to 84,28,409. On Friday, the recovery rate improved to 93.60 per cent.
The total Covid-19 cases in India crossed the 90-lakh mark Friday. India has the second-highest number of Covid-19 cases in the world after the United States.
States with the highest active cases
Maharashtra accounts for 18.9 per cent of India’s total active case load. The state has reported 79,738 active cases and recorded 46,356 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
Kerala accounts for 15.40 per cent of India’s total active case load. The state has recorded 68,234 active cases and 1,970 deaths so far. The total number of cases in the state stands at 5,45,642.
Delhi accounts for 9.74 per cent of total active cases in India. The national capital has reported 43,221 active cases and 8,041 deaths in total.
West Bengal has recorded 25,873 active cases and 7,873 deaths till date. It accounts for 5.83 per cent of total active cases in India.
Karnataka accounts for 5.68 per cent of the total active cases. The state has recorded 25,169 active cases and 11,604 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
Please note: The Maharashtra bulletin had not been updated till the publishing of this report. The state testing graph will be updated accordingly.