India’s Covid tally crosses 85 lakh with 45,674 new cases

New Delhi (NVI): With new 45,674 new infections in the last 24 hours, India’s Covid-19 tally has crossed 85 lakh mark, according to the Ministry of Health.

The overall caseload is now 85,07,754 with 5,12,665 active cases and 78,68,968 patients cured or discharged. Apart from that, 559 new Covid-related deaths in the country took the overall Covid fatality numbers to 1,26,121.

The positivity rate stands at 3.8 per cent. The number of active cases of COVID-19 remained below 6 lakh for the tenth consecutive day.

India, which is the second worst-hit nation by the pandemic, now has a recovery rate of 92.5 per cent.

In another development, Himachal Pradesh has registered its largest 24-hour case rise after 52 days with 573 cases.

In addition to this, Delhi, Kerala, Maharashtra, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh accounted for 53 per cent of all cases.

Maharashtra is reporting over 10,000 recoveries per day. Kerala and Delhi are registering recoveries around 7,000 and 6,000, respectively.

Experts and government agencies have also expressed concerns over rising pollution and lowering temperatures as this may lead to a potential rise in infections in the coming days.

-ARK