For the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak, India recorded over 10,000 new cases in a day taking the tally to 2,97,535, while the death toll rose to 8,498 with a record single-day spike of 396 fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data.
The country has registered 10,956 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours till Friday 8 am.
India on Thursday went past the United Kingdom to become the fourth worst-hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Worldometer.
Less than 1% of India’s population has been infected by coronavirus, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Thursday, as it reiterated that there was no community transmission yet in the country.
“I want to emphasise that there is no community transmission in India yet,” Bhargava said.
Nearly 26,400 people in 28,595 households were tested for this study. The survey found that the fatality rate was very low at 0.08%.
The number of active cases stands at 1,41,842, while 1,47,194 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, it said.
“Thus, around 49.47 per cent patients have recovered so far,” an official said.
Out of the total 8,498 fatalities, Maharashtra tops the tally with 3,590 deaths followed by Gujarat with 1,385 deaths, Delhi with 1,085, West Bengal with 442, Madhya Pradesh with 431, Tamil Nadu with 349, Uttar Pradesh with 345, Rajasthan with 265 and Telangana with 165 deaths.
The death toll reached 80 in Andhra Pradesh, 72 in Karnataka, 64 in Haryana and 59 in Punjab.
Jammu and Kashmir has reported 52 fatalities due to the coronavirus disease.
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