More than 85,000 new cases of Covid have been reported across India in the past 24 hours, according to government data on Saturday, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to over 59 lakh. Over 1,000 deaths have also been recorded in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths recorded since the start of the pandemic to over 93,000.
The number of recoveries reported in the past 24 hours is also high. around 93,000, bringing the total number of people who fought the virus to over 48 lakh. About 13.4 lakhs of COVID tests have also been conducted in the past 24 hours. India is the second country most affected by the COVID pandemic, just behind the United States for the total number of active cases.
India has recorded 59,03932 cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began in Wuhan, China in December last year. Of these, 93,379 are virus-related deaths and 9,60,969 are active cases. In the past 24 hours, 85,362 new cases and 1,089 deaths have been recorded.