New Delhi: India’s coronavirus tally on Friday rose to 63,94,069 as the health ministry reported 81,484 new cases in the last 24 hours.
The country’s death toll went up by 1,095 to 99,773.
The Indian Council of Medical Research says a total of 7,67,17,728 samples have been tested for Covid-19 till Thursday.
A contact tracing study published in the journal Science has revealed that the transmission of the coronavirus in India has been mainly driven by super-spreaders. The researchers, including those from Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, found that over 70% of infected patients in the country did not pass the disease to any of their contacts, while 8% of infected individuals accounted for 60% of new infections. It revealed that children are more efficient transmitters of the virus than initially believed.
Globally, the coronavirus has infected more than 3.42 crore people and killed 10,21,709, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 2.35 crore people have recovered worldwide so far.