India’s COVID-19 confirmed cases increased to 1,87,62,976 on Friday with 3,86,452 new COVID-19 positive cases and the death toll mounted to 2,08,330 with 3,498 more fatalities in a span of 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry.
Ten states including Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan report 73.05 per cent of the new COVID-19 cases in the country, the Union Health Ministry stated.
Maharashtra continued to report the highest daily new COVID-19 cases at 66,159, followed by Kerala with 38,607 while Uttar Pradesh reported 35,104 new cases, the ministry stated.
India's total COVID-19 active caseload has reached 31,70,228, comprising 16.90 per cent of the country's total positive cases.
Meanwhile, 2,97,540 new recoveries pushed India’s cumulative recoveries to 1,53,84,418. While the national mortality rate currently stands at 1.11 per cent the national recovery rate is 8199 per cent, the ministry added.
The ministry further stated that the cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 15.22 crore.
Cumulatively, 15,22,45,179 vaccine doses have been administered through 22,43,097 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am Friday. These include 93,86,904 HCWs who have taken the first dose and 61,91,118 HCWs who have taken the second dose, 1,24,19,965 FLWs (First dose), 67,07,862 FLWs (second dose), 5,19,01,218 first dose beneficiaries and 1,04,41,359 second dose beneficiaries more than 60 years old and 5,17,78,842 (first dose) and 34,17,911 (second dose) beneficiaries aged 45 to 60 years, the ministry added.