NEW DELHI: India has recorded the same number of fresh Kovid-19 cases for two days, this week’s count remains the same as last week’s numbers, indicating a continuing recession for the epidemic in the country. On Friday, India reported 36,757 new cases, up from 36,746 the previous day. The daily count for the past four days has been in the narrow range of 36,000 to 37,000, and last week the numbers were mostly over 40,000. The daily count of cases is now less than 40,000 for six straight days. Cumulative caseload crossed 96 lakhs on Friday.
However, the deaths this week are slightly higher compared to last week. On Friday, 508 casualties were recorded, the fourth consecutive day with 500 or more remaining. Last week, Kovid deaths crossed 500 in a single day. Active cases, meanwhile, continued to decline. On Friday, there was a drop of about 6,700 and the count reached about 4.1 lakh. The recovery has continued to rise after crossing 90 lakhs on Thursday, with nearly 43,000 patients declared to be recovering.
For the fourth consecutive day, Kerala topped the list with 5,718 new infections, followed by Maharashtra (5,229), Delhi (4,067), Bengal (3,206) and Uttar Pradesh (1,985). Maharashtra recorded the highest number of casualties, with 127 deaths on Friday, followed by Delhi (73), Bengal (52), Kerala and Uttar Pradesh (both 29). On the third day in a row, Maharashtra reported over 5,000 cases and more than 100 casualties.

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