India: In a span of 80 days, approx. 24,882 people were tested positive for Covid-19 across the country, resulting in the cumulative caseload in India reaching to 1,13,33,728 and counting.
With the figure touching the skies in 2021 and noticing a downward spiral for over a month, the country is now bracing itself against a possible second wave.
Currently, India is home to around 2,02,022 active cases. After 53 days, the tally has crossed 2 Lakh, escalating steadily since the last week of February.
There were 1,97,237 active cases reported on Friday while the number was 1,89,226 on Thursday. It was 1,84,598 on Wednesday.
In addition to this, there were 140 deaths reported in a span of 24 hours, militated to 1,58,446. This is the highest number of Covid-19 deaths in 2 weeks.
A total of 19,957 recuperated from Covid-19 on Saturday. The total number of recoveries has reached to 1,09,73,260.
Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka continue to report a surge in daily cases, accounting for 85.6% of the new infections, as reported by the Union health ministry.
“Five states cumulatively account for 82.96% of the total active cases in the country. Two states – Maharashtra and Kerala account for 71.69% of India’s total active cases,” the ministry said.
India’s Covid-19 situation had crossed the estimated mark of 20-lakh on 7 August last year, 30 lakh on 23 August, 40 lakh on 5 September, and 50 lakh on 16 September.
It went further than 60 lakh on 28 September, 70 lakh on 11 October, crossing 80 lakh on 29 October, 90 lakh on 20 November, and 1cr on 19 December.