India on Thursday recorded 45,576 new coronavirus infections in a span of 24 hours, government COVID-19 data shows. With this, the country’s COVID-19 case count since the outbreak stands at 89,58,484.
A total of 585 people succumbed to the deadly virus, taking the overall fatalities to 1,31,578. However the country’s new deaths per million due to coronavirus disease in the past seven days has continued to remain the lowest in the world.
The total active cases stand at 4,43,303 after a decrease of 3,502 in the last 24 hours.
The total discharged cases are at 83,83,603 with 48,493 new recoveries in the last 24 hours.
For the 12th day today, India has reported less than 50,000 daily coronavirus cases. According to Health ministry, the recovery rate now stands at 93.58%.
The Indian Council of Medical Research said that a total of 12,85,08,389 samples have been tested for Covid-19 up to 18 November. Of these, 10,28,203 samples were tested yesterday, the ICMR added.
As covid-19 cases and death continues to rise in Delhi , Tata group in collaboration with Apollo group of hospitals launched an indigenous testing kit based on the gene-editing technology CRISPR called Feluda.
The test is likely to be cheaper than the current gold standard RT-PCR and equally accurate, helping in scaling up Covid-19 testing as it would need a machine that is widely available with laboratories and science institutions.
The global infection tally has gone up to 56,187,563 with the United States continuing to report the maximum number of Covid-19 cases at 11,525,540. The virus has claimed 1,348,600 lives across the globe, according to Johns Hopkins University’s tracker.