50,356 new COVID-19 cases in India, 5.7% more than yesterday


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New Delhi:

India has recorded 50,356 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours and 577 COVID-19-related deaths, according to government data released this morning.

There are now a total of 84,62,080 cases of Covid in India where 1,25562 people have lost their lives to coronavirus disease since January 30, when the country reported its first case of COVID-19.

With 53,920 people battling the highly contagious disease, there were 5.16,632 active coronavirus cases, according to the data. The total number of recoveries has passed the 78 lakh mark, pushing the recovery rate to 92.4%. ‘

The death rate has hovered around 1.5% since the outbreak in mid-September, but daily deaths have risen from 1,100 per day to around 500 per day.


According to the Ministry of Health, the daily number of healings remained higher than that of new active cases for several weeks.

Based on the nearly 11 lakh tests performed in the past 24 hours, the country’s one-day positivity rate edged up to 4.6%. So far, nearly 12 crore of tests in total have been conducted in India.


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