India registered a significant dip in Covid-19 casecount with 2,51,209 fresh infections being registered on Friday.
This is a little over 35,000 less than Thursday’s figures when 2,86,384 cases were reported. The current active caseload currently stood at 21,05,611, which is 5.18 per cent of the total cases, the Union ministry of health and family welfare said in its updated bulletin.
As many as 627 patients lost their battle to the disease, while 3,47,443 were declared cured, pushing the overall deaths to 4,92,327 and recoveries to 3,80,24,771.
As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the country has so far administered 1,64,44,73,216 doses against the coronavirus disease, including first, second and precautionary jabs.
The ministry said More than 163.96 crore (1,63,96,46,725) vaccine doses have been provided to states and Union territories so far for free and through direct state procurement category.
It said another 13 crore (13,00,84,651) balance and unutilised doses are still available with the states/UT authorities that are yet to be administered.
The government said 72.37 crore total samples have been tested so far for the virus. Of these, 15,82,307 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.
Source: Hindustan Times