India crosses 4 million mark in positive coronavirus cases
New Delhi : India has crossed the 4 million mark in terms of positive coronavirus cases registered till date. The country, which reported 83,341 cases on Friday, now has 40,06,162 total cases, including 68,472 deaths.
India is currently third on the list and a little behind Brazil on the tally of coronavirus cases. Over the last few days, it has been reporting most COVID-19 cases in the world. From past couple of days, India is also reporting worrying death figures of over 1000 people per day.
Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh are the five states which reported the highest number of cases on Friday. According to the official data of Health Ministry, it has been learned that 62 per cent of the positive cases have been reported from these states.
India's total of those cured of the disease also crossed three million today.
"With the recovery of 66,659 in the last 24 hours, India has continued its trajectory of posting more than 60,000 recoveries for the eighth consecutive day. The recovery rate amongst the COVID-19 patients is 77.15 per cent demonstrating that the number of patients recovering is on a steady rise over the past several months," a health ministry statement read.
Meanwhile, the government has maintained that the actual case load is the concern for them and not the highest number of positive coronavirus cases.
The Central government, which is the highest executive authority in matters linked to the pandemic, is trying to enhance testing to prevent growth of the virus in the population. It said more than 11.70 lakh samples were tested for two successive days (Wednesday and Thursday).