India reports 62,212 new coronavirus cases
At least 837 new fatalities were also reported, bringing the death toll to 112,998. The fatality rate of 1.52% Friday was the lowest since March 22, the Union Health Ministry said.
More than 6.5 million patients have recovered from the virus, with 70,816 in the last 24 hours, pushing the recovery rate to 87.78%.
The number of active cases stands at 795,087 in India.
Despite the government’s efforts, five key states have shown infection spikes in recent days.
The Health Ministry has rushed high-level central teams to Kerala, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Chhatisgarh and West Bengal to help contain the virus.
With 7 million cases, India is ranked second globally only to the U.S. in number of infections.
Health experts believe it may surpass the U.S., the worst-affected country in the severity of the pandemic. ■