India on Friday recorded 26,506 new cases of the COVID-19 disease and 475 deaths in the last 24 hours taking the tally to 793,802, According to the Union health ministry.
Since July 1 the country has recorded more than two lakh COVID-19 cases and has witnessed over 20,000 infections every day since July 3.
India’s recovery rate is 62.42% as 19,135 patients of COVID-19 disease were cured between Thursday and Friday morning taking the number of those sent home from hospitals to 495,512.
On Thursday, the number of recovered cases had overshot the number of Covid-19 active cases by 206,588. The number of recovered is now almost twice the number of active cases.
The Centre said in a release that “This is a result of focussed attention on effective surveillance through house-to-house contact tracing, early detection, and isolation as well as timely and effective clinical management of COVID-19 cases,”
According to the Health Ministry the country’s death toll stands at 21,604 after the new fatalities in the last 24 hours.
The Union health ministry said on Thursday patients over the age of 45 years, who form 25% of the country’s population, account for 85% of India’s Covid-19 deaths.
India also has one of the lowest cases per million populations in the world at 538 while the global average is at 1497, the government has said. It has also said 49 districts across India account for 80% of Covid-19 cases in the country.
-Davinder Panesar, NMTV News