According to Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday, India recorded 34,973 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 3,31,74,954, while active cases fell to 3,90,646.
According to data updated at 8 a.m., the death toll has risen to 4,42,009, with 260 new fatalities.
According to the ministry, active cases account for 1.18 percent of total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate is 97.49 percent.
In the last 24 hours, the active COVID-19 caseload has been reduced by 2,968 cases.
On Thursday, 17,87,611 tests were carried out, bringing the total number of COVID-19 detection tests carried out in the country to 53,86,04,854.
The daily positivity rate was 1.96 percent. It has been less than 3% for the last 11 days.
The weekly positivity rate was calculated to be 2.31 percent. According to the ministry, it has been below 3% for the past 77 days.
The number of people who have recovered from the disease has risen to 3,23,42,299, with a case fatality rate of 1.33 percent.
The total number of doses administered in the country as part of the nationwide vaccination drive has surpassed 72.37 crore.
On August 7, 2020, India’s COVID-19 tally surpassed 20 lakh, followed by 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, and 50 lakh on September 16. It surpassed 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20, and one crore on December 19.
On May 4, India passed the two-crore mark, and on June 23, it passed the three-crore mark.
Among the 260 new casualties are 125 from Kerala and 55 from Maharashtra.
Maharashtra reconciled the data, resulting in a decrease in the total number of cases and discharges compared to Thursday.
So far, the country has reported 4,42,009 deaths, including 1,38,017 in Maharashtra, 37,462 in Karnataka, 35,094 in Tamil Nadu, 25,083 in Delhi, 22,863 in Uttar Pradesh, 22,126 in Kerala, and 18,539 in West Bengal.
The ministry emphasised that comorbidities were responsible for more than 70% of the deaths.
“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 subject to verification and reconciliation.