India clocks fresh spike of 38,617 nCoV cases, tally surges past 89 lakh

New Delhi, Nov 18 (Bureau) India on Wednesday clocked a fresh spike of 38,617 cases of COVID-19, taking the country’s overall tally to 89,12,908, the Union Health Ministry said. Talking of deaths due to the pandemic, 474 more lives were lost in the past 24 hours, pushing the toll so far to 1,30,993. Active caseload on the country , however, has further witnessed a dip by 6,586 since Tuesday, and currently the nation is home to 4,46,805 active case. Meanwhile, 44,739 more people have defeated the virus since yesterday and the overall COVID recoveries in the country now stand at 83,35,110, the government data added.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research , till date, 12,74,80,186 COVID tests have been conducted across the country. With nCoV cases witnessing a sharp surge in Delhi, COVID tests of random commuters from Delhi to Noida were being done at one of the borders of Delhi with Noida, local reports said. Government is coordinating with central agencies to boost the COVID fighting infrastructure of Delhi, making arrangements for necessary equipment and medical aide in view of increasing cases.