India records 2,841 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of coronavirus cases to 4,31,16,254. According to the Health Ministry data, the active cases dipped to 18,604 today.
The death count climbed to 5,24,190 with 9 new fatalities today, the data stated.
The active cases comprise 0.05 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was 98.74 per cent, the ministry said.
A decrease of 463 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The daily positivity rate was recorded as 0.95 per cent and the weekly positivity rate as 0.82 per cent, according to the ministry.
Here are the Highlights on Coronavirus Cases in India:
Jammu and Kashmir recorded five fresh Covid cases on Friday that took the infection count to 4,54,131, officials said.
No Covid-related deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, they said, adding that the casualties now stands at 4,751.
Delhi on Friday recorded 899 new Covid cases and four more deaths, the highest single-day casualties in over two months, while the positivity rate stood at 3.34 percent, according to data shared by the health department.
The city had logged three Covid deaths on March 7 and four fatalities due to the disease on March 4.
With the fresh cases, the national capital's overall Covid cases has increased to 18,99,072 while the number of casualties has mounted to 26,188.
The positivity rate went down to 0.4 per cent from 0.5 per cent the previous day.
The cumulative number of -19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 191 crore, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday. More than 13 lakh vaccine doses have been administered till 7 pm on Friday. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of final reports for the day by late night, it said.
Gujarat's COVID-19 numbers reached 12,24,657 on Friday after 35 cases were detected in the last 24 hours, while the casualties remained unchanged at 10,944, a health department official said.
Mumbai recorded 155 new cases and one death on Friday. Another fatality was reported from the neighbouring Thane district.
Puducherry added five new coronavirus cases during the last 24 hours as the overall tally went up to 1,65,806, a senior Health department official said today.
The five fresh infections were identified at the end of the examination of 418 specimens during the last 24 hours ending 10 AM Friday, Director of Health Department G Sriramulu said in a release.
Mr Sriramulu said that the overall caseload in the union territory was 1,65,806 while the recoveries remained 1,63,832. The number of deaths remained at 1,962 with no fresh fatalities being reported during the last 24 hours. The number of active cases stood at 12.
He said the department has so far tested 22,37,158 samples and found 18,81,944 out of them to be negative.
The Health Department has so far administered 16,95,778 doses which comprised 9,65,403 first doses, 7,08,456 second doses and 21,919 booster doses, Mr Sriramulu said.
Mizoram today reported 50 fresh COVID-19 cases, raising the tally to 2,27,899, a health department official said.
The number of deaths stood at 697 as no new fatality was reported since May 3.
The daily positivity rate stood at 14.24 per cent and the recovery rate at 99.59 per cent, he said.
The northeastern state now has 219 active cases, while 2,26,983 people have so far recovered from the disease.
It has tested more than 19.26 lakh samples for coronavirus till date.
According to State Immunisation Officer Lalmuanawma Jongte, over 8.53 lakh people have been inoculated till Thursday.
India records 2,841 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours
Number of Covid-related deaths in last 24 hours: 9 (Kerala added 8 backlog deaths)
India's active Covid caseload currently stands at 18,604
190.99 crore Covid vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive
Active cases stand at 0.04%
Recovery rate currently at 98.74%
3,295 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases total recoveries to 4,25,73,460
Daily positivity rate (0.58%)
Weekly positivity rate (0.69%)
84.29 crore total tests conducted so far; 4,86,628 tests conducted in the last 24 hours
Two years after getting infected with COVID-19, half of people hospitalised with the infection have at least one symptom, a follow-up study by the medical journal The Lancet has said.