Coronavirus | India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 9 million

Coronavirus | India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 9 million

Higher volumes of testing eventually lead to low positivity rate. The capital, however, reported a surge in deaths with 118 patients succumbing to the virus in the last 24 hours.

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

The number of new daily Covid-19 cases in India has risen by nearly 50 per cent in two days, in the week following the major Hindu festival of Diwali, with a record number of fatalities in the capital of New Delhi.

New Delhi, facing the dual scourge of winter pollution and coronavirus, has seen infections soar past half a million with a record rise in daily cases.

It is also, however, the 14th straight day when India reported less than 50,000 cases in a day. "It has ensured that India's present active caseload of 4,43,303 consists of just 4.95 % of the country's total cases", it said.

Deaths rose by 584, with the total now at 132,162, the health ministry said. The recovery rate has improved to 93.67% today.

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Of the new recoveries, 10 states and Union territories accounted for 77.27 per cent, with Kerala recording the highest number of 7,066, Delhi 6,901 and Maharashtra 6,608, according to the ministry.

The total 1,32,726 deaths reported so far in the country included 46,511 from Maharashtra, 11,621 from Karnataka, 11,568 from Tamil Nadu, 8,159 from Delhi, 7,923 from West Bengal, 7,500 from Uttar Pradesh, 6,920 from Andhra Pradesh, 4,572 from Punjab and 3,837 from Gujarat.

Also, 78.19% of the new recovered cases is contributed by 10 States/UTs.

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Even in terms of new single-day cases, Delhi reported the highest number of infections, followed by Kerala and Maharashtra.

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