New Delhi: The number of total coronavirus cases in India has crossed the 6-lakh mark, adding 19,148 new cases in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is 8.3%, even as testing numbers went up to over 2.29 lakh. The country saw 434 deaths in the last 24 hours.
India added 19,148 more cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of active cases to 2,26,947. For the last almost a week, daily cases have hovered in the range of 18,000-19,000 cases.
In the last 24 hours, 2,29,588 tests were conducted in 768 laboratories in the government sector and 297 private labs.
After Wednesday high, the numbers came down marginally to settle at 434. The latest toll figure is 17,834.
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The positivity rate stood at 8.3% as of Thursday. This is comparable to what it was a month ago, courtesy increased testing, but the average is clearly going up.
During the last 24 hours, a total of 11,881 Covid-19 patients have recovered, taking the cumulative figure to 3,59,859. This further takes the recovery rate up to 59.52%.
India crossed the 6-lakh mark in total cases, even as experts have begun to say that merely counting numbers will no longer be a reliable estimate of the course of the epidemic.
Delhi: The national capital reported 61 deaths and 2,442 fresh cases in the last 24 hours. While the slight fall in numbers has raised hopes of a “peak” having been crossed, experts say it may be too early to rejoice.
Gujarat: The state continues to top the mortality rate in the country. In the last 24 hours, 21 deaths were reported, besides 675 fresh cases.
Maharashtra: Numbers continue to look bleak in this high-burden state, with 5,537 new cases and 69 deaths having been reported in the last 24 hours.
Tamil Nadu: The state reported 3,882 cases and 63 deaths in the last 24 hours. The mortality rate currently stands at 1.3%.
Tests and positive cases
Both the testing and fresh cases remain low for Gujarat among the four high-burden states. Delhi’s testing numbers look impressive but it did more antigen than RT-PCR tests in the last 24 hours.
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