India Reports Over 4,000 New COVID-19 Cases, 10 Deaths In 24 Hours

New Delhi: On Friday, at least 4,041 new coronavirus infections were reported in India, bringing the overall number of COVID-19 cases to 4,31,68,585. According to data from the Union Health Ministry, the number of active cases has risen to 21,177.

COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 5,24,651 people, with 10 people dying yesterday.

According to the government, active cases account for 0.04 percent of total infections, with a national COVID-19 recovery rate of 98.74 percent.

In the previous 24 hours, 1,668 new cases have been added to the active COVID-19 caseload.

According to the ministry, the daily positivity rate was 0.60 percent, and the weekly positivity rate was 0.56 percent.

Rising Cases In Maharashtra 

The Maharashtra health department on Friday asked district and civic authorities to ramp up coronavirus testing as the numbers of samples being examined had fallen while cases were rising.

In a letter to collectors, municipal corporations and chief executive officers, Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Pradeep Vyas said all districts should ensure the proportion of RT-PCR tests was at least 60 per cent.

In view of rising cases, it said people should be advised to wear masks in closed public spaces like trains, buses, cinemas, auditoriums, offices, hospitals, colleges and schools.

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