By Ishank Katyal
India’s daily COVID- 19 Death count has been recorded below 300 for the first time in 6 months. India has recorded almost 251 Coronsvirus deaths in psst 24 hours. Taking the overall count since January to 1,48,529.
The country has also recorded 3.4 percent fewer coronavirus cases since yesterday i.e. 22,273, as per the government data.
The number of confirmed COVID- 19 cases has been crossed more than 1 crore in India and the number of active cases have been recorded as 2,80,768.
Maharashtra, along with four southern Indian states – Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala – remained the most affected of all in the country even as authorities kept an eye out for the new, more rapidly transmitting mutant version of the virus.
Eight persons who recently returned from the UK to Delhi have so far been found infected with the coronavirus, officials said on Friday following a contact drive. Up to 19 passengers out of over 13,000 who landed from the UK at the IGI airport here between November 25 and December 21 have been found positive for the virus. Eleven tested positive at the airport, and eight during the door-to-door drive.
Delhi has recorded 758 fresh COVID-19 cases and 30 new fatalities on Friday, the lowest in over four months, authorities have said. The total number of infections in the city mounted to over 6.21 lakh while the death count hit 10,414, they said. This is also the lowest positive rate in over eight months at 0.88 per cent – the previous low being 0.99 per cent on December 23.