India’s total Covid cases nears 1 crore mark

India reported a daily jump of 30,006 coronavirus infections in 24 hours, taking its tally to 97.96 lakhs, the Health Ministry data showed. The number of cases in the country now stand at 98,26,775. In the 24-hour period, 442 deaths were reported taking the total number of fatalities to 1,42,628.

A total of 15,26,97,399 samples tested for Covid-19 up to 11th December. Of these, 10,65,176 samples were tested yesterday, ICMR said.

Delhi recorded 2,385 new Covid-19 cases on Friday with over 71,000 tests being conducted, even as the positivity rate stood at 3.3%. The positivity rate dipped to 4.9%, 4.7%, 4.2%, 3.6% and 3.1%, respectively from December 3 to 7.

However, on December 8, it had risen again to 4.2%, falling again to 3.4% on December 9 and 2.4% on December 10.

Mizoram reported 16 new cases in the last 24 hours, as per the state govt takign the total cases to 4,024.

Meanwhile, Telangana reported 635 new cases, 4 deaths and 565 recoveries, on Friday.