India detected 38,617 cases and 474 deaths in the 24 hours, taking the country’s overall COVID-19 caseload to 89. 12 lakh. India’s 89,12,908 cases includes 4,46,805 active cases, 83,35,110 recoveries and 1,30,993 deaths.
For eleventh day, India has reported less than 50,000 daily coronavirus cases. The last time daily new cases crossed the 50,000 threshold was on November 7.
Delhi reported the most ( 6,396) new cases in the last 24 hours, followed by Kerala (5,792) , West Bengal (3,654) , Maharashtra (2,732) and Haryana (2,450) . These top five states account for nearly half (54 percent) of all the new cases in India.
Maharashtra has 82,904 active coronavirus cases, the highest in the country, followed by Kerala with 70,191 and Delhi with 42,004.
Considering the spike in COVID-19 cases in Delhi, Noida administration deployed COVID-19 testing team to conduct random tests of commuters at Delhi-Noida Border.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 9,37,279 samples for COVID-19 were tested on November 17 while a total of 12,74,80,186 samples tested so far.
On November 17, the Union Health Ministry saidthat the cumulative positivity is at 7.01 per cent while the Recovery Rate has improved to 93.42 per cent.
Maharashtra, Kerala, Delhi, West Bengal, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh account for 76.7 per cent of total active COVID-19 cases in the country, it said.
Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, has said that India continues to be among the countries with lowest cases per million population in the world, the country’s figure is as low as 6,430 while there are countries having more than 20,000 cases per million population