India on Friday reported a total of 20,409 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall number of Covid-related infections in the country to 4,39,79,730.
The active COVID-19 cases decreased to 1,43,988, according to the Union Health Ministry data.
According to government data, India also reported 47 Covid-related fatalities, taking the total number of deaths to 5,26,258.
The active cases comprise 0.9 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.5 per cent, the ministry said.
Here are the Highlights on coronavirus cases in India:
Arunachal Pradesh on Friday reported 82 fresh COVID-19 cases, three less than the previous day, pushing the total caseload in the state to 65,680, a senior health official said.
The northeastern state on Wednesday reported 104 COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day spike this month.
The COVID-19 toll remained at 296, as no new fatality was recorded in the past 24 hours, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said.
Guwahati, Jul 29 Assam logged 652 new COVID-19 cases, down from 797 the previous day, pushing the tally to 7,37,756, a bulletin by the National Health Mission (NHM) in the state said on Friday.
No new death was reported during the day with the toll remaining unchanged at 6,668, it said.
Another 1347 COVID-positive people have died in the state due to other reasons.
Delhi on Friday reported 1,128 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the active tally in the city to 2,398.
No deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. The total number of recoveries in the period is 841 while the daily positivity rate stood at 6.56%.
The toll climbed to 5,26,258 with 32 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.
The active cases comprise 0.33 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.48 per cent, the ministry said.
A decrease of 2,335 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 5.12 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 4.82 per cent, according to the ministry.
With these cases recorded on Thursday, there are now 809 active cases in the district, he said.
The toll remained unchanged at 11,927 as no fatality linked to the infection was recorded during the day, and the recovery count stood at 7,21,794, the official added.
A vaccinator allegedly used a single syringe to administer anti-coronavirus vaccine doses to 39 children at a private school in Madhya Pradesh's Sagar city, leading to his arrest and suspension of the district vaccination officer, officials said.