According to data released by the Union health ministry on Friday, India’s Covid-19 tally climbed to 3,46,74,744 as the country recorded 8,503 new infections in 24 hours.
According to government data, the country also reported 624 new deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 4,74,735.
For the past 43 days, the daily increase in new coronavirus infections has been below 15,000 per day.
The number of active cases has increased to 94,943. In India, active cases account for 0.27 percent of total infections. The country’s recovery rate is at 98.36%, the highest since March 2020, according to the health ministry.
According to the government, there has been an increase of 201 active cases in the last 24 hours.
The daily positivity rate was 0.66 percent on average. For the past 67 days, it has been less than 2%.
The positivity rate for the week was 0.72 percent. According to the health ministry, it has been below 1% for the past 26 days.
The number of people who have recovered from the disease has increased to 3,41,05,066, with a 1.37 percent case fatality rate.
So far, more than 131.18 crore Covid vaccine doses have been administered in the country as part of the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive.
On August 7, 2020, India’s Covid-19 tally surpassed 20 lakh; 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, and 50 lakh on September 16. On September 28, it surpassed 60 lakh; on October 11, it surpassed 70 lakh; on October 29, it surpassed 80 lakh; on November 20, it surpassed 90 lakh; and on December 19, it surpassed the crore mark.
On May 4, India passed the two-crore Covid-19 case mark, and on June 23, it passed the three-crore mark.
There were 624 new deaths, with 256 in Chandigarh, 225 in Kerala, and 94 in Goa.
According to new guidelines, 256 deaths in Chandigarh since March 2020 have been reconciled using the broadened definition of Covid-19 deaths, following a thorough field investigation and review of records. According to the ministry, 159 of the 256 deaths are already on the Covid-19 line list.
After receiving appeals based on the new guidelines of the Centre and the directions of the Supreme Court, a state government release said on Thursday that 52 deaths in Kerala were logged in the last few days and 173 were designated as Covid-19 deaths.
According to a Goa state media bulletin, 94 additional deaths occurred between August 2020 and June 2021 and were not reported on time, according to the ministry.
So far, 4,74,735 people have died in the country, with 1,41,211 in Maharashtra, 42,239 in Kerala, 38,253 in Karnataka, 36,575 in Tamil Nadu, 25,100 in Delhi, 22,911 in Uttar Pradesh, and 19,575 in West Bengal.
More than 70% of deaths, according to the Ministry of Health, were caused by comorbidities.
“Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that the state-by-state distribution of figures is still being verified and reconciled.