Covid-19 fourth wave scare: Over 3,200 cases reported in 24 hrs in India


India reported more than 3,200 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, pushing the number of active cases to 19,509 and the overall tally to 4.30,88,118, according to the Health Ministry data. Active cases constitute 0.05 per cent of the total infections and the country’s COVID-19 recovery rate is 98.74 per cent. Daily case positivity rate was recorded at 0.98 per cent, the health ministry said. During the same period, 31 fatalities were reported across the country. Overall death toll, however, in the country has reached 5, 23,920 and fatality rate was recorded at 1.22 per cent. COVID-19 cases started to pick up with the 7-day moving average of daily cases up to 2,800 per day as on April 29 from less than 1,000 in mid-April.

Delhi reported 1,414 cases on , around 31 per cent more than Monday. COVID-19 positivity rate came down to 5.97 per cent, according to the city health department. One death occurred due to the disease. Delhi reported 1,076 cases on Monday with a positivity rate of 6.42 per cent. The national capital reported 1,485 cases and no death on Sunday whereas the positivity rate stood at 4.89 per cent. The national capital’s overall COVID-19 tally has reached 18, 87,050 whereas the death toll stands at 26,176.