India passed a grim milestone on Friday as it became the third country to report over four lakh Covid-related deaths after the US and Brazil.
India’s Covid fatalities now stand at 4,00312 with the addition of 853 deaths in the last 24 hours. India, however, has the lowest deaths per million among the top 10 countries.
India’s Covid chart continued to show improvement on Friday, with the country recording 46,617 cases, a marginal drop of four per cent from yesterday.
India’s test positivity rate (positive cases identified for every 100 tests) continues to decline. For the 25th straight day it is below the 5 per cent-mark at 2.48 per cent.
Active cases have decreased by 13,620 in the last 24 hours to take the tally to 5.09 lakh. Recoveries have been outnumbering the daily new cases for the 50th consecutive day now.