India tally of coronavirus positive cases crosses 8.20 lakh

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India tally of coronavirus positive cases crosses 8.20 lakh
India tally of coronavirus positive cases crosses 8.20 lakh

New Delhi : The tally of positive coronavirus cases in India has reached to 820,916 with 27,114 new infections and 519 deaths registered on Friday only, said Union Home Ministry data.

Nearly, 1 lakh cases have been added in Indian tally in less than four days.

Most of the infections have been reported from Maharashtra, which has the highest number of Covid-19 cases in the country with 238,461, followed by Tamil Nadu with 130,261 and Delhi with 109,140.

Other states such as Gujarat with 40,069 infections, Uttar Pradesh with 33,700 cases and Karnataka with 33, 418 patients of the viral disease has also added to the country’s caseload.

Meanwhile, in last 24 hours 19,873 patients have recovered from coronavirus, ensuring the recovery rate of India stays at 62.78%.

"The improvement in recovery rate is the result of a combination of preemptive, proactive and graded steps taken by the Centre in collaboration with the States/UTs," the government said in a release on Friday.

"Aggressive testing that ensures early detection of patients; home isolation for the mild/pre-symptomatic patients; effective clinical management of the severe cases through adequate hospital infrastructure which helps in timely triaging of the cases; ramped up hospital infrastructure in the country; and regular and seamless coordination between the Centre and States/UTs have together resulted in the continuously rising recovery rate in the country," it added.

A total of 22,123 people have died from coronavirus in India so far.