New Delhi: India reported 47,638 fresh COVID-19 cases on Friday, 5% lower than yesterday. The total number of cases in the country has, thus, hit 84.11 lakh, with 1,24,985 deaths. However, the total number of active cases fell by 7,189 to a little over 5.2 lakhs. Overall recoveries stood at 77.66 lakhs, up 54,157 since yesterday.
The national capital reported 7,178 coronavirus cases on Friday – the highest number of cases since the pandemic reached the city earlier this year. Until now the number of per day COVID-19 cases in Delhi had never breached the 7,000-mark. For last three days, Delhi had been reporting over 6,000 coronavirus cases daily. The second-biggest spike in cases was on November 4, when the city reported 6,842 cases.
A second coronavirus wave ploughed on relentlessly through Europe which reported more than 12 million cases and 300,000 deaths as swathes of Italy returned to lockdown and the British city of Liverpool trialled city-wide testing on Friday. The continent has become the new epicentre of the pandemic and a total of 300,688 deaths have been reported in Europe since the Covid-19 virus first hit, according to an AFP tally of health authorities figures.