India recorded 68,898 cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) disease and 983 deaths in the last 24 hours, adding to the country’s tally past 29 lakhs, as per the data from Union health ministry data showed on Friday.
This is the third day in a row that the daily Covid-19 cases in the country have been more than 64,000, which was 64,531 on Wednesday and a record 69,652 on Thursday. The number of active cases stands at 692,028 across the country and the death toll at 54,899, the health ministry’s dashboard showed at 8 am. With 62,282 recoveries in the last 24 hours, India’s recovery rate amongst Covid-19 patients has reached 74.29%. India now has 2,158,946 coronavirus disease patients who have recovered. The gap between active and recovered has gone up further at 1,466,918.
India is the third-worst country hit by the coronavirus pandemic as 22,609,467 people have been infected by Sars-Cov-2, which causes the coronavirus disease, and 792,708 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University’s tracker. The United States has recorded 5,573,743 cases and Brazil 3,501,975.