India Reports 29,398 New COVID Cases In Last 24 Hrs

New Delhi: India on Friday recorded 29,398 new COVID-19 infections and 414 fresh fatalities, according to the data of the Union Health Ministry.

While the total cases rose to 97,96,770, the death toll mounted to 1,42,186.

Meanwhile, the total number of active cases stood at 3,63,749, said the data. Besides, the country discharged 37,528 patients in the last 24 hours. India has, so far, reported 92,90,834 discharges.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 92,90,834, pushing the national recovery rate to94.84 per cent.

This is the second time in three days that the country’s daily coronavirus tally went below the 30,000-mark. As many as 26,567 people tested positive for the infection on December 8. On November 17, the daily cases were less than 30,000 for the first time in four months. Over 15 million samples have been tested till now with 922,959 samples tested on Wednesday.

Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala continue to add the most number of infections to the total caseload.