The process of increasing the number of patients getting infected from across the country for two consecutive days came to an end today. The number of patients admitted in various hospitals has come down by 3,881 today after increasing on Wednesday and Thursday. After 35,342 new cases of Covid-19 were reported in the country in a day, the number of infected in the country increased to 3,12,93,062. At the same time, after the death of 483 more people, the death toll increased to 4,19,470. According to the updated data released by the Union Health Ministry at 8 am on Friday, the number of patients under treatment has come down to 4,05,513, which is 1.3 percent of the total cases. There has been a total decrease of 3,881 cases in the last 24 hours under treatment. The national recovery rate of patients is 97.36 percent. According to the data, a total of 45,29,39,545 samples have been tested for COVID-19 so far, out of which 16,68,561 samples were tested on Thursday. The daily rate of samples coming infected in the country is 2.12 percent. This is less than three percent for the last 32 consecutive days. The weekly rate of confirmation of infection in samples is 2.14 percent. So far, a total of 3,04,68,079 people have become infection free. The death rate from Covid-19 is 1.34 percent. A total of 42.34 crore doses of anti-Covid-19 vaccines have been given in the country so far. The number of infected people in the country had crossed 20 lakh on August 7 last year, 30 lakh on August 23 and more than 40 lakh on September 5. At the same time, the total cases of infection crossed 50 lakhs on 16th September, 60 lakhs on 28th September, 70 lakhs on 11th October, 80 lakhs on 29th October and 90 lakhs on 20th November. In the country, these cases crossed one crore on December 19, crossed two crore on May 4 and crossed three crore on June 23.
[Attribution to NBT]