India reports 23,068 new Covid-19 cases

India reports 23,068 new Covid-19 cases

India on Friday reported 23,068 new Covid-19 infections, taking the country's tally to 1,01,46,846, according to data provided by the Union Health Ministry.

With 336 new deaths, the toll mounted to 1,47,092 as of Friday. The total active cases in the country stand at 2,81,919.

With 24,661 new discharges in the last 24 hours, the total of discharged cases stands at 97,17,834.

Delhi recorded 1,063 fresh Covid-19 cases and 37 new fatalities on Thursday, while the positivity rate stood at 1.18 per cent, authorities said.

The infection tally in the national capital mounted to over 6.2 lakh and the death toll rose to 10,384, they said.

From December 21 to 23, the daily case count had remained below the 1000-mark. On Monday, 803 cases were reported, the lowest since August 17; 939 on Tuesday and 871 on Wednesday.

Thursday's 1,063 cases came out of 89,920 tests conducted the previous day, including 47,889 RT-PCR tests and 42,031 rapid antigen tests, according to the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi health department.