Gurugram, Nov. 18 -- The total tally of Covid-19 infections crossed the 40,000-mark on Tuesday, with 588 new infections being reported in the last 24 hours.

With Covid-19 spreading at an unprecedented rate since the first week of November, amid the festive season and the increasing air pollution, the Covid-19 tally on Tuesday reached 40,521. Of these, 5,445 are currently active, while 34,829 patients have recovered from the infection.

On Tuesday, as per the district health bulletin, a record number of 889 people recovered from the infection, bringing down the overall active cases. However, the test positivity rate(TPR) - total number of positives out of the samples collected - remains high at 18%. This is higher than the TPR of the previo...