India witnesses 44,658 new Covid cases, 496 more deaths

New Delhi: With 44,658 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, India’s total tally of Covid cases has increased to 3,26,03,188, while the active cases rose to 3,44,899, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.
The death toll climbed to 4,36,861 with 496 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The active cases comprise 1.03 per cent of the total infections while the national Covid recovery rate was recorded at 97.63 per cent, the ministry said.
The 496 new fatalities include 162 from Kerala and 159 from Maharashtra.
A total of 4,36,861 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 1,36,730 from Maharashtra, 37,231 from Karnataka, 34,814 from Tamil Nadu, 25,080 from Delhi, 22,794 from Uttar Pradesh, 20,134 from Kerala and 18,402 from West Bengal.

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