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India's Covid-19 caseload breaches 30 lakh-mark

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39;India could surpass US COVID-19 numbers'

Fresh cases in Andhra Pradesh were close to 10,000 while Karnataka had almost 8,000 new cases in the last 24 hours, according to the union health ministry.

Karnataka has 79,798 active cases; 1,56,949 cured/discharged/migrated patients and 4,201 deaths due to COVID-19.

The total cases in the state are 6,28,642 with 21,033 fatalities, both the highest in the country.

India's overall cases of novel coronavirus crossed 29 lakhs on Friday after 68, 898 new cases were detected in the last 24 hours.

India's coronavirus tally breached the 28 lakh cases mark with 69,652 COVID-19 cases reported in the country in the last 24 hours, informed the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

India's new daily closed cases stand at 59,771 - 977 deaths and 58,794 recoveries.

The count of active cases reported across India has risen by 9,881, against 3,348 on Wednesday.

Delhi has the highest recovery rate of 90.10 per cent, followed by Tamil Nadu at 83.50 pc, Gujarat 79.40 pc, Telangana 77.40 pc, Rajasthan 76.80 pc, West Bengal 76.50, Bihar 76.30 pc and Madhya Pradesh 75.80 pc.

Maharashtra, the most affected state overall, has reported a net addition of 13,165 cases. As per the data available on the Health Ministry's website, it has logged 1,67,510 coronavirus cases and 2,638 deaths. "It is 23.82% of the total positive cases today, registering further drop in the last 24 hours", they added.

Presently, the total number of active cases in the country is over 6,00,097. "With a higher number of Covid-19 patients recovering and being discharged from hospitals and home isolation, the recovery rate has reached 74.69 per cent". A total of 8,05,985 samples were tested on Thursday for identification of the disease which has taken the cumulative tests to 3,3,467,237.

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