India reported 91,702 Covid-19 cases on Friday, a marked fall from Thursday's single-day infection spike. At the same time, as many as 3,403 new deaths were recorded, the hiked fatality toll likely a result of Bihar's revised coronavirus figures.
Still, the numbers show a consistent decrease over the better part of the week, a symptom of the receding second wave of the pandemic, according to public health professionals, reports the Hindustan Times.
With the second wave of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) gradually ebbing, India has been recording less than 100,000 daily new cases for over three days in a row. As many as 94,052 new Covid-19 cases were recorded in the country on Thursday, mounting the cumulative infection tally to 29,183,121.
Although the number of daily new deaths rose drastically during this period -- likely as a result of Bihar auditing its coronavirus disease-related figures and clearing its long Covid-19 data backlog -- more people than ever in the country are recovering from the disease.
India's recovery rate has improved to 94.76%. Active cases fell further to 1,167,952, a decline of 63,463 cases, and are currently at 1,167,952, comprising 4% of the total number of positive cases.