India reports 2,678 new COVID-19 cases
New Delhi: India has recorded a single-day rise of 2,678 new COVID-19 cases, pushing its tally of the infections to 4,46,23,997, while the count of active cases has increased to 26,583, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.
The death toll due to the disease has gone up to 5,28,857 with 10 fatalities being recorded, including three reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am showed.
The count of active cases now comprises 0.06 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has increased to 98.76 percent, the health ministry said.
An increase of 74 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours, the data showed.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.13 percent and the weekly positivity rate at 1.07 percent, according to the ministry.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has surged to 4,40,68,557, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 per cent, as per the data.
According to the ministry, 219.21 crore doses of vaccines have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive.
The seven new fatalities include three from Karnataka and one each from Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and West Bengal.