India’s COVID-19 caseload went past 84 lakh, while the number of people who have recovered from the disease surged to 77.65 lakh, pushing the national recovery rate to 92.32 per cent, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. Also Read - COVID-19: With 37,975 New Infections, India's Total Tally Surge To 91,77,841
India’s total coronavirus cases mounted to 84,11,724 with 47,638 new infections being reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 1,24,985 with 670 new fatalities, data updated at 8.00 am showed. Also Read - Explained | Can India Afford Another Lockdown?
A total 77,65,966 people have recuperated from COVID-19 so far, pushing the national recovery rate to 92.32 per cent, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.49 per cent. The number of active COVID-19 cases remained below 6 lakh for the eighth consecutive day. Also Read - India May Get 100 Million Doses of Oxford's Coronavirus Vaccine by January, Says Adar Poonawalla
There are 5,20,773 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country as on date, which comprises 6.19 per cent of the total caseload, data stated. India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20 lakh-mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and 40 lakh on September 5. It went past 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11 and crossed 80 lakh on October 29.
Meanwhile, the Maharashtra government issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on preventive measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 during Diwali celebrations.