Christmas brought good news for India as the country’s COVID-19 recovery rate improved to 95.77 percent on Friday. Mumbai’s Dharavi, one of the worst hit areas in the country, reported no positive cases of coronavirus in one of Asia’s largest slums for the first time since the country spread.
“The recovery rate improved to 95.77 percent on Friday. The cumulative recovered cases are 0.97 crore (97.17,834). The gap between recovered and active cases is also steadily widening and currently stands at 94,35,915 “said the Department of Health and Family Welfare.
After 24,661 re-discharges in the past 24 hours, total recoveries hit 97.17,834 while India’s total of 23,068 new COVID-19 infections hit 1,01,46,846 on Friday, ANI reported.
There are currently 2.81,919 active cases in the country while with 336 new deaths in the past 24 hours, the cumulative number has risen to 1.47,092.
Meanwhile, France has confirmed the first case of a new coronavirus variant that recently surfaced in the UK, the Ministry of Health said.
The new strain of the virus, which experts fear may be more contagious, has caused more than 50 countries to impose travel restrictions in the UK, AFP reported.
Here are the live updates on coronavirus cases:
Assam reported 61 new COVID-19 positive cases on Friday, the lowest since May 23
A total of 2,15,836 cases and no deaths have been reported so far, according to Himanta Biswa Sarma, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare. The 61 new cases were discovered from 11,757 tests
PTI reported that it was done during the day with a positivity rate of 0.52 percent.
Nine other people tested positive for COVID-19 in Tripura on Friday
to 33,225, a health department official said. The death toll remained at 381, PTI reported.