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India's daily new cases dip to 1.86 lakh, lowest in 44 days

Indias daily new cases dip to 1.86 lakh, lowest in 44 days

New Delhi: In a significant decline in COVID-19 cases, lowest in 44 days, India on Friday recorded 1.86 lakh new cases of coronavirus infections across the country in the past 24 hours. The cumulative caseload now stands at 2,75,55,457, the Health Ministry data showed.

The daily death toll, however, remained over the 3,000-mark, with 3,660 deaths with total fatalities at 318,895. The test positivity ratio stands at 9 per cent.

With 33,361 cases reported in the past 24 hours, Tamil Nadu is leading the state list. It is followed by Karnataka with 24,214 new infections. Kerala reported 24,166 cases. Maharashtra 21,273 cases, and Andhra Pradesh 16,167 cases. The case count was 13,046 for West Bengal. Meanwhile, Delhi reported 153 cases of mucormycosis (black fungus) today, exceeding the total number of cases from 620 to 773.

The six most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (5,672,180), Karnataka (2,523,998), Kerala (2,448,554), Tamil Nadu (1,978,621), Uttar Pradesh (1,680,684), and Andhra Pradesh (1,643,557).

As per the Union Health Ministry data, 2,59,459 patient recoveries were reported during the last 24 hours and a total of 2,48,93,410 patients have recovered in the country so far.

The country's COVID-19 recovery rate has also increased to 90.34%, the Ministry said. "Weekly positivity rate currently at 10.42% & daily positivity rate at 9.00%, less than 10% for 4 consecutive days,'' it added.

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