India has reported 8,503 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed on Friday.
Kerala reported 4,169 COVID-19 cases on Thursday of the overall fresh cases reported by the country. The total tally of COVID-19 cases in the country rose to 3,46,74,744 with 94,943 active cases. The active caseload accounts for less than one per cent of the total cases and is currently at 0.27 per cent.
A daily positivity rate of 0.66 per cent was observed that is less than two per cent for the last 67 days. Further, a weekly positivity rate of 0.72 per cent has been reported that is less than one per cent for the last 26 days.
The country added 7,678 new recoveries from the infection in the last 24 hours thereby increasing the total recoveries to 3,41,05,066. The recovery rate is currently at 98.36 per cent.
However, the country reported 624 new fatalities thereby mounting the death tally to 4,74,735.
Meanwhile, over 65.32 crore COVID-19 tests have been conducted in the country till date.
As far as the COVID-19 vaccination status is concerned, over 131.18 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.
More than 140 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been provided to States and Union Territories, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed on Friday.
The Union Health Ministry further informed that more than 18.80 crore balance and unutilized vaccine doses are still available with States and Union Territories. “More than 140 crores (1,40,04,00,230) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far through Government of India (free of cost channel) and through direct state procurement category. More than 18.80 crores (18,80,33,706) balance and unutilized COVID vaccine doses are still available with the States, Union Territories to be administered,” the ministry’s release said.