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India witnesses over 83,000 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours; tally nears 4Million mark

India recorded more than 83,000 cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) for the second day in a row, taking its infection tally to over 3.93 million, according to the Union health ministry on Friday.

There were 83,341 Covid-19 cases between Thursday and Friday morning, according to the health ministry’s dashboard at 8 am. On Thursday, India had reported 83,883 cases of the coronavirus cases.

The country’s death toll reached 68,472 after 1,096 people succumbed to the viral disease, the ministry’s data showed. The number of people who have recovered from the coronavirus disease is now 3,037,151 after 66,659 patients were declared cured across the country. There are 831,124 active cases in the country.

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The health ministry said on Friday that less than 1/2% of the active cases are on ventilators, 2% are in ICUs and less than 3.5% is on oxygen support. “This is due to early detection, early hospitalisation, and effective clinical management based on Standard Treatment Protocol,” it added.

On Thursday, India had reached another peak of the highest single-day recoveries at 68,584. There are 26 states and Union territories which have reported a recovery rate of over 70% and recovered cases are 3.6 times the number of active cases, the health ministry said on Thursday.

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