India’s COVID-19 recoveries surpass new infections

December 12, 2020 0 By FM

India reported 30,006 fresh COVID-19 infections, 33,494 recoveries and 442 deaths in the past 24 hours. With the new cases the total case tally of the nation has surpassed 9.8 million to reach 98,26,775 and the number of active cases dipped to 3,59,819. The number of total recoveries has reached 93,24,328, till now.

As many as 4,642 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Kerala on Friday while 4,748 patients recovered from the disease. The test positivity rate remained at 8.68% when 53,508 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

As many as 4,029 persons, including 44 healthcare workers, were infected through contact and the source of infection for 496 was unknown. Meanwhile, 29 new deaths were reported on Friday as due to COVID-19, taking the cumulative death toll in the state to 2,562.

There are 3,15,644 people under observation in various districts – 3,02,102 in home isolation or institutional quarantine and 13,542 in hospitals. Hospitals in the state together reported 1,379 new admissions of COVID-19 cases, said the sources.

On Friday, Maharashtra reported 4,268 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the total tally to 18,72,440. According to the state Public Health Department, the state is now host to 73,315 active cases. The state, however, saw 2,774 discharges on Friday. With this, the total number of recoveries climbed to 17,49,973. The recovery rate currently stands at 93.46 per cent. Maharashtra’s death toll surged to 48,059 after 87 people lost their lives on Friday.

Delhi witnessed 2,385 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 6,03,535, according to a health bulletin released by the Delhi government on Friday. Also, 60 more deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of deaths to 9,934. Of the total cases, 5,74,925 people have recovered and there are 18,676 active cases. The positivity of COVID-19 cases was 3.33% on Friday. The positivity has been less than 5% for the past 10 days.

“November 7 was the peak of the third wave in Delhi. The positivity rate was 15.26% on that day, which has been on the perpetual decline ever since. For the past 10 days, the positivity rate has been below 5%. I can say that the third wave is on the wane,” said Health Minister Satyendar Jain.

He also said that more than 70,000 tests are still being carried out on a daily basis and requested people to wear masks and follow social distancing.

Out of the total 18,853 beds available for COVID-19 treatment in the city, 73.7% were vacant, as per the state bulletin. There were 6,501 containment zones in the city as on Friday.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, a cumulative total of 15,26,97,399 samples have been tested up to December 11 with 10,65,176 samples being tested on Friday.