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Registering more than 1,000 novel coronavirus cases in India in the last 24 hours, the total tally in the country rose to 13,835, while 452 patients were reported dead from the highly contagious virus, according to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data.
A total of 1,076 new Covid-19 infections were reported in the past 24 hours while there are 11,616 active patients in the country since the outbreak. On the other hand, 1,766 patients have been discharged or cured from the disease and one migrated from the country, the data stated.
Even as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in India, statistics indicate a positive development in the number of patients recovering from the fatal disease.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra, Delhi, and Tamil Nadu continue to struggle with a sharp increase in the number of coronavirus cases. These states, together with Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, account for more than 60 percent of the total number of cases in the country.
The central government on Friday said the national doubling rate of the coronavirus infections now stands at six days on average as compared to the three days before the nationwide lockdown was imposed to prevent the virus’s spread.
Addressing a daily briefing here, Ministry of Health Joint Secretary Lav Agrawal said that the doubling rate, which means in how many days the number of cases gets doubled in the country, has reduced. “Our doubling rate of the number of cases is 6.2 days. The analysis is based on data of the last seven days. It was three days before the lockdown. It is a product of how we are managing situations at field level. This is an ongoing process. We need to intensify our vigil to reduce the doubling rate even more,” he said.