India reported fresh 35,342 cases of Covid-19 on Friday which has taken India's total Covid-19 case tally to 3,12 93,062. Death toll climbed to 4,19,470, as 483 new fatalities have been reported, according to the Union Health Ministry's 8 AM update.
Friday's figures showed a decline in the number of active cases which has gone down to 4,05,513, accounting for 1.3 per cent of the total caseload. The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.36 per cent.
A decline of 3,881 cases was recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
Also, 16,68,561 tests to detect the infection were carried out on Thursday, taking the total number of such tests conducted so far in the country to 45,29,39,545, while the daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.12 per cent. It has been less than three per cent for 32 consecutive days, the ministry said.
The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.14 per cent.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has surged to 3,04,68,079, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.34 per cent, the data stated.
The cumulative number of Covid vaccine doses administered so far in the country has reached 42.34 crore.
India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7 last year, 30-lakh mark on August 23, 40-lakh mark on September 5 and 50-lakh mark on September 16.
It went past 60 lakh on September 28 last year, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and the one-crore mark on December 19.
India crossed the grim milestone of two crore Covid cases on May 4 this year and the three-crore mark on June 23.
(With PTI Inputs)