India’s Daily Covid Cases Cross 6,000; Centre’s High-Level Meet Today

New Delhi:

India’s daily Covid graph saw a worrying upward curve today as the country added 6,050 cases, which is 13 per cent higher from yesterday. Daily cases have crossed the 6,000-mark for the first time since September 16 last year.

The death count has increased to 5,30,943 with 14 deaths — three reported from Maharashtra, two each from Karnataka and Rajasthan, one each from Delhi, Haryana, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab, and one death was reconciled by Kerala, according to Union health ministry data updated on Friday.

The daily positivity rate, an indicator of the spread of the infection, currently stands at 3.39 per cent and the country has an active caseload of 25,587.

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