The overall number of global Covid cases has crossed 625 million.
According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 625,547,425 while the death toll from the virus reached 6,557,697 on Friday morning.
India recorded 686 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, a decrease from the daily caseload of 2,459 recorded on Wednesday, according to the federal health ministry data released on Wednesday.
India's total tally of Covid-19 cases has risen to 44,605,149, with the active caseload being 32,968 currently.
The country also logged 12 new Covid-related deaths in 24 hours, bringing the overall death toll to 528,745 since the beginning of the pandemic, the ministry said.