With a single-day swell of 44,230 cases, India’s Covid-19 tally reached 3,15,72,344 on Friday, while the casualty toll due to the viral infection rose to 4,23,217 with 555 more people capitulating to it, the Union health ministry said. The number of active coronavirus cases in the country detailed an increase for the third consecutive day, according to the ministry’s report updated at 8 am.
The number of active cases has risen to 4,05,155, accounting for 1.28 per cent of the total caseload, while the national Covid-19 improvement rate was recorded at 97.38 per cent, the information showed. An increase of 1,315 cases was detailed in the active Covid-19 tally in a span of 24 hours.
Also, 18,16,277 examinations to detect the virus were executed on Thursday, taking the total number of such tests held so far in the country to 46,46,50,723, while the daily positivity rate was registered at 2.44 per cent. The weekly positivity rate was logged at 2.43 per cent, according to the ministry. The number of individuals who have recovered from the disease has escalated to 3,07,43,972, while the case mortality rate stands at 1.34 per cent, the data showed.
The aggregate number of Covid antibody doses monitored in the country so far has touched 45.60 crore. India’s Covid-19 tally had surpassed 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 crossed 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. The country crossed the grim milestone of two crore Covid-19 cases on May 4 this year and the three-crore mark on June 23.