Recoveries touched 70,08,162 on Friday, accounting for 89.7% of all cases. The share of recoveries is set to touch 90% in a day or two as the pandemic continues to slow down in the country.
On Friday, 54,350 fresh cases were recorded taking the total caseload to 78,12,911, as per data collated by TOI from state governments. The day’s death toll was 665, staying below 700 for the second straight day.
The decline in active cases too continued, with the number falling to a little over 6.8 lakh from nearly 7 lakh on Thursday.
India has the world’s highest number of patients who have recovered from the Covid-19 infection. The US, with the highest caseload in the world, has recorded just around 5.6 million recoveries so far.
For the fourth time this month, Kerala posted the highest number of fresh cases in the country. With a tally of 8,511 new infections, Kerala pushed Maharashtra (7,347) to second place.
Having risen to new peaks for 10 straight days, Bengal’s count of fresh cases on Friday (4,143) was finally less than the previous day’s tally, although the difference was just 14 cases.
Meanwhile, Mumbai became the first city in India to record 10,000 deaths from Covid-19, 227 days after the first case was reported in the city. Mumbai now accounts for nearly 8.5% of all deaths in India and a quarter of those in the state.