India reported 19,078 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, taking the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 1,03,06,490, according to data from the union ministry of health and family welfare. As many as 224 lives were lost to the infection in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 1,49,218. The active cases stand at 2,50,183 while the total recoveries have reached 99,06,387.
Meanwhile, the central government on Friday said that four more cases of the mutant COVID UK strain have been detected in the country, taking the total tally of such cases to 29 so far.
The patients are kept in physical isolation in health facilities. Out of these 29 cases, eight cases have been registered at National Centre for Disease Control in Delhi, two at CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology in Delhi, 10 at National Institute of Mental Health and NeuroSciences in Bangalore.
Kerala reported 4,991 new COVID infections, 5,111 recoveries and 23 deaths in the past 24 hours. The total cases have climbed to 7,65,924, of which the active cases add up to 65,054. The total recoveries reported in the state stands at 6,97,591. The death toll has reached 3,095.
Maharashtra’s COVID-19 case tally rose to 19,35,636 with 3,524 new cases being reported on Friday. As many as 59 patients died during the day, taking the death toll of the pandemic in the state to 49,580. But recoveries outnumbered new infections as 4,279 patients were discharged. Now, there are 52,084 active cases.
Delhi reported 585 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours taking the total count of cases in the national capital to 6,25,954. The city reported 717 recoveries and 21 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Delhi health department.
With 10,62,420 samples tested for the coronavirus on Friday, the total number of samples tested so far stands at 17,39,41,658, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) informed.