India records 48,648 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

India records 48,648 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

India's Covid-19 caseload reached 80.8 lakh on Friday, while the total number of recoveries neared 74-lakh mark, according to data from states and union territories.

The Union Health Ministry data updated at Friday 8 am showed a single-day increase of 48,648 infections, taking the country's overall Covid-19 tally to 80,88,851, while the death toll climbed to 1,21,090 with 563 people succumbing to coronavirus during the same period.

Total active Covid-19 cases in India, meanwhile, stood at 5,94,386 on Friday morning.

“With 48,648 new Covid-19 infections, India's total cases surge to 80,88,851. With 563 new deaths, toll mounts to 1,21,090,” news agency ANI tweeted.

“Total active cases are 5,94,386 after a decrease of 9301 in last 24 hrs. Total cured cases are 73,73,375 with 57,386 new discharges in last 24 hrs,” it added.

India is in the pole position in terms of the number of recoveries, followed by Brazil and the US, according to the Johns Hopkins University (JHU), which has been compiling Covid-19 data from all over the world.