Wednesday, 02 December, 2020


India nears nine million coronavirus cases

A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment collects a swab sample from a woman amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease at Delhi Uttar Pradesh border in Noida India Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: India's COVID-19 cases top 90 lakh; active cases at 4.43 lakh
Bennie Garza | 21 November, 2020, 23:56

The last one crore COVID-19 tests were conducted in a span of just 10 days. Higher volumes of testing eventually lead to low positivity rate.

"The daily positivity rate of 4.34 percent point out that a comparatively huge volume was tested to detect these cases from the population".

In the last 24 hours, 46,232 persons were found to be infected with Covid-19.

Nevertheless, the country's new daily cases have seen a steady decline for weeks now and the total number of cases represents 0.6 per cent of India's 1.3 billion population.

It is also, however, the 14th straight day when India reported less than 50,000 cases in a day. There are 4,39,747 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country, which comprises 4.86 percent of the total caseload, as per the data. The health updates released by the government on official portal showed that the recovery rate in India stood at nearly 94%. For the second day in a row, Maharashtra added more than 5,500 cases of Covid-19 on Friday, with the 5,640 new cases.

India's COVID-19 caseload rose to 89.58 lakh on Thursday with 45,576 infections reported in a day, while the death count due to the disease climbed to 1,31,578 with 585 new fatalities, data of the ministry updated at 8 am showed. Ten states and Union Territories have contributed 77.28 per cent of the new cases. Maharashtra and Kerala reported 6,945 and 6,398 new recoveries, respectively.

Across north and central India, there were signs that the Covid-19 pandemic was surging again post-Diwali. Delhi also witnessed 7,486 new cases out of the 60,229 samples tested in the last 24 hours mounting the coronavirus tally to 5,03,084.

The 564 new fatalities included 155 from Maharashtra, 118 from Delhi, 50 from West Bengal, 28 from Kerala, 25 from Haryana and 20 from Uttar Pradesh.

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