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India’s Covid-19 count surpasses the 89 lakh mark | India News


NEW DELHI: India witnessed a slight increase in its daily coronavirus case count as 38,617 new infections were confirmed in the past 24 hours, according to the Union’s ministry of health and family welfare on Wednesday.
The country had registered 29,164 new infections on Tuesday.
With the confirmation of more than 38,000 new cases, the overall coronavirus cases in India rose to 89,12,908. While the death toll rose to 1,30,993 after 474 new deaths were recorded in the country in the last 24 hours.
Active cases continue to decline and there are only 4,46,805 cases today. The number of recoveries reached 83,35,109 with 44,739 new downloads in the last 24 hours.
This is the 11th day in a row that India has reported fewer than 50,000 cases in one day. The last time daily new cases crossed the 50,000 threshold was on November 7.
Maharashtra has 82,904 active coronavirus cases, the highest in the country, followed by Kerala with 70,191 and Delhi with 42,004.
According to the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), 9,37,279 Covid-19 samples were analyzed on November 17, while a total of 12,74,80,186 samples were analyzed so far.
On Tuesday, the Union health ministry reported cumulative positivity at 7.01 percent, while the recovery rate has improved to 93.42 percent.
Maharashtra, Kerala, Delhi, West Bengal, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh account for 76.7 percent of the total active Covid-19 cases in the country, it said.
Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has said that India continues to be among the countries with the lowest cases per million inhabitants in the world, the country’s figure is as low as 6,430, while there are countries that have more of 20,000 cases per million population.

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