In the last 24 hours, India reported 20,551 new Covid-19 cases, an increase against the 19,893 infections registered the previous day, as well as 70 additional fatalities, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday.
The new fatalities have increased the nationwide death toll to 5,26,600.
The active caseload has marginally declined to 1,35,364, accounting for 0.31 percent of the country’s total positive cases.
The recovery of 21,595 patients in the last 24 hours took the cumulative tally to 4,34,45,624. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.50 percent.
While the daily positivity rate rose to 5.14 percent, the weekly positivity rate stood at 4.64 percent.
Also in the same period, a total of 4,00,110 tests were conducted across the country, increasing the overall tally to over 87.71 crore.
As of Friday morning, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 205.59 crores, achieved via 2,72,54,426 sessions
Over 3.93 crore adolescents have been administered a first dose of Covid-19 jab since the beginning of the vaccination drive for this age bracket.
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