India registers 22,273 new Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours, 3.4% less than yesterday; the daily toll drops below 300
India registered 22,273 new Covid-19 infections on Saturday, 3.4% less than yesterday. In the last 24 hours, 22,274 people were discharged, reducing the active case count to 2.81,667. The daily death toll from Covid-19 on Friday fell below 300 (251 deaths were reported on Friday), bringing the death rate to 1.45%.
Kerala on Friday reported more than 5,000 cases with the test’s positivity rate touching 11.4 percent. In the past 24 hours, 48,853 samples were tested and 5,397 people tested positive for the virus, while 4,506 people have been cured, Health Minister KK Shailaja said in a press release.
Delhi registered 758 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the lowest level in more than four months. The highest peak in a single day to date, 8,593 cases, was reported on November 11. In the ongoing door-to-door contact campaign being carried out by the Delhi government to screen people returned to the UK for the prevalence of Covid-19, eight have so far been found to be infected with the coronavirus.
Maharashtra reported 3,431 new coronavirus infections on Friday, bringing the case count to 19.13,382. In a notable achievement, the Dharavi area of Mumbai, which became a hotbed for the infection due to the congested settlement, did not report a single new infection on Friday.