Total fatalities at 3.4 lakh, cases at 2.85 crores, numbers yet to be reconciled
India recorded 2,713 fresh deaths from Covid-19 and 1,32,364 new infections on Friday, taking the country’s total tally of deaths to 3,40,702 and cases to 2,85,74,350, according to the latest Union health ministry update. The recovery rate crossed 93 per cent, while active cases were recorded below 20 lakh for the fourth consecutive day, the data showed.
A total of 20,75,428 tests were conducted on Thursday, taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid-19 in the country to 35,74,33,846.
The daily positivity was recorded at 6.38 per cent. It has been less than 10 per cent for 11 consecutive days, the ministry said, adding the weekly positivity rate has declined to 7.27 per cent.
Active cases have reduced to 16,35,993, comprising 5.73 per cent of total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate has improved to 93.08 per cent. A net decline of 77,420 cases has been recorded in the Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
Recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for 22 consecutive days. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,65,97,655, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.19 per cent, the data stated.
The 2,713 new fatalities include 643 from Maharashtra, 514 from Karnataka, 460 from Tamil Nadu, 153 from Kerala, 108 each from West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh.
“Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.