Coronavirus LIVE: 17,518 new Covid cases in Kerala; 1,705 in Karnataka


Coronavirus LIVE: With a single-day rise of 35,342 cases, India’s COVID-19 tally climbed to 31,293,062 on Friday, while 483 more fatalities pushed the death toll because of the viral disease to 419,470, according to the Union Health Ministry.

The number of active cases has declined to 4,05,513, accounting for 1.3 per cent of the complete caseload and the national COVID-19 recovery rate was once recorded at 97.36 per cent, the ministry’s data up to date at 8 am showed.

A decline of 3,881 cases was once recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

Also, 1,668,561 tests to detect the infection were carried out on Thursday, taking the complete number of such tests conducted so far in the country to 452,939,545, while the day by day positivity rate was once recorded at 2.12 per cent. It has been less than three per cent for 32 consecutive days, the ministry said.

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