India reports 44,643 COVID19 cases in last 24 hours


Guwahati: India on Friday reported 44,643 new coronavirus cases, taking the country’s tally to 3,18,56,757 since the pandemic broke out in January last year, data from the health ministry showed. The new cases are nearly 4% higher than Thursday’s count of 42,982.

The country has recorded an average of 30,000 to 40,000 infections everyday since July, dropping from a high of 4 lakh daily cases at the peak of the devastating second wave of the pandemic in May. The Centre has repeatedly warned the danger was not over yet.

The toll on Friday rose by 464 to 4,26,754. The active caseload increased to 4,14,159. As many as 3,10,15,844 patients have recovered from the disease so far.