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India reports spike in daily cases, taking the total to 77.61L

India reports spike in daily cases, taking the total to 77.61L

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New Delhi : After a lull, covid cases in the nation rose to 54,366 alongside 690 deaths in 24 hours on Friday.

Of the total 77,61,312, cases, 6,95,509 are currently active; 69,48,497 have been discharged. 1,17,306 lost their battle to the pandemic.

Where India's cumulative Positivity Rate is 7.81 per cent, the daily figure is 3.8 per cent. Several states and UTs are posting Positivity Rate higher than the national average, calling for aggressive and sweeping tests.

India's recovery rate is at 89.53 per cent, the fatality rate is 1.51 per cent, showed the data from Health Ministry.

Maharashtra continues to be in the mire with a total of 16,25,197 cases, alongside 42,831 deaths. Other worst-hit states are Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.

According to the ICMR data, India conducted 14,42,722 sample tests on Thursday, taking the total tests so far to 10,01,13,085.

"India achieved a remarkable milestone of 10 crore tests for Covid-19 ICMR has been working to exponentially increase access to testing. Rampant testing has enabled to successfully test, track and treat infections that led to efficient management of Covid-19 situation in the country," ICMR stated.

IANS report with edits

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