India recorded 34,973 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of Covid-19 cases to 3,31,74,954, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.
The death toll climbed to 4,42,009 with 260 people died due to Covid-19 in 24 hours.
The active cases have increased to 3,90,646,comprising 1.18% of the total infections. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,23,42,299, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33%
The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive has exceeded 72.37 crore.
According to the Centre’s data, more than half of India’s adult population has received at least one dose of the anti-coronavirus vaccine while 18% got both shots.
At the moment, Kerala and Maharashtra have continued to report the most number of Covid-19 cases daily. Kerala on Thursday reported 26,200 new infections and 125 deaths. The state’s test positivity rate has climbed to 16.69% after the state tested 1,56,957 samples in the last 24 hours.
According to Kerala’s health minister Veena George, 90% of people who died due to Covid-19 in the state from June 15 were those who had not taken the Covid vaccine.
On the other hand, Maharashtra reported 4,219 new Covid-19 cases and 55 deaths in a day. Currently, the state has a total of 50,229 active Covid-19 patients. Besides, 2,92,510 people in-home quarantine and 1,911 in institutional quarantine.
With the administration of 67,58,491 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, country’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage surpassed the cumulative figure of 72.37Cr (72,37,84,586) as per provisional reports till 7 am today.
The recovery of 37,681patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) to 3,23,42,299.
Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 97.49%.