New Delhi: India has reported 132,364 fresh infections of the coronavirus disease(Covid-19) in the last 24 hours, taking the overall toll to 28,574,350, according to the data from the Union ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW), updated at 8am on Friday. In the same period, 2713 people lost their lives to to Covid-19, taking the cumulative fatality toll due to the disease to 340,702.
It’s for the eighth consecutive day that the country reported below 2 lakh cases, while the death toll dipped below 3,000 mark for the second consecutive day.
The COVID-19 active caseload is 16,35,993 which now comprises 5.73 per cent of the total infections. and the recovery rate is 93.08 per cent, the data stated.
The national recovery rate has further improved to 93.80% after 207,071 people were discharged in the preceding 24 hours, taking total recovered cases to 26,597,655.
After Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have the highest number of infections.
With the addition of new 15,229 coronavirus cases, the infection count in Maharashtra, the worst-hit state, rose above 57.19 lakh. Compares to 553 deaths on Wednesday, the state on Thursday witnessed 643 fatalities (307 fresh and 336 previous deaths), taking the toll to 97,394.
In a record of sets, 514 Covid deaths were reported in a single day across Karnataka, taking the state’s death toll to 30,531, said the health bulletin on Thursday.
Delhi recorded 487 fresh Covid cases, the lowest in over two-and-a-half months and 45 deaths on Thursday, With the positivity rate dipping to 0.61 per cent.
The number of tests conducted on June 3 were reported at 2,075,428, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) tweeted on Friday morning. While this is a decline from 2,159,873 tests on June 2, cumulative 357,433,846 tests have been conducted till now.
22.41 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far in India under the mega inoculation plan. However, states continue to face shortage of the two vaccines currently being used.