New Delhi: India logged 34,973 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of Covid cases to 3,31,74,954, while the active cases declined to 3,90,646, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.
The death toll climbed to 4,42,009 with 260 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The active cases comprise 1.18 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid recovery rate was recorded at 97.49 per cent, the ministry said.
A reduction of 2,968 cases has been recorded in the active Covid caseload in a span of 24 hours.
As many as 17,87,611 tests were conducted on Thursday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid in the country to 53,86,04,854.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.96 per cent. It has been less than three per cent for last 11 days. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.31 per cent. It has been below three per cent for the last 77 days, according to the ministry.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,23,42,299, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 per cent.
The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive have exceeded 72.37 crore.
The 260 new fatalities include 125 from Kerala and 55 from Maharashtra.
Maharashtra has reconciled the data leading to a decrease in total number of cases and discharges as compared to Thursday.
A total of 4,42,009 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 1,38,017 from Maharashtra, 37,462 from Karnataka, 35,094 from Tamil Nadu, 25,083 from Delhi, 22,863 from Uttar Pradesh, 22,126 from Kerala and 18,539 from West Bengal.